Mexico’s supreme court decriminalizes recreational use of cannabis

06/29/2021

Source: CNN

Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down laws which criminalized the recreational use of cannabis on Monday evening.The decisive 8-3 ruling comes after advocates pushed for decriminalization as a means to reduce drug-fueled cartel violence in the country.The court declared the prohibition of cannabis unconstitutional in 2018, leading lawmakers to move forward on passing a bill.

However, after a bill signed by Mexico’s president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador struggled to make it through Congress deliberations weeks after the set deadline, the court moved to vote.

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