Mexico Legalizes Recreational Use


The most important battle in Mexico has just been won: the chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the nation (SCJN) has published case law in which it states that all judges may grant prescriptions to those who need them, for the recreational use of cannabis. The resolution will be published in 6 days and will continue towards its complete decriminalization.

Until now, judges could refuse the protection of self-consumption issued by the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS), since the law partially prohibited consumption.

Olga Sánchez Cordero

En last november, the senator and current secretary of the interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, presents a proposal to regulate the plant for personal, scientific and commercial purposes.

Following the decision of the First Chamber, the matter advances with substantial support to the Supreme Court, where it would approve the general statement to establish case law against five sections of health legislation that would prohibit personal use or consumption, as well as planting, cultivation, harvesting, preparation, possession and transport of the plant. Legislators will have a period of 90 calendar days to amend or repeal these five articles.

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