With regard to recreational marijuana, Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled five times since 2015 that the imposition of a ban on recreational pot is unconstitutional. In effect, the Supreme Court has made legalization the standard, and now it’s up to Mexico’s Senate to amend the existing laws to reflect this ruling.
Mexico Aims to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Before October
In June 2017, Mexico became one of the aforementioned 40-plus countries to legalize medical marijuana, which is no small feat given the control certain drug cartels wield in Mexico. With this medical pot infrastructure already in place, the time has come for Mexico take the next logical step and become the third country worldwide to have broadly legalized cannabis.
Of course, Mexico’s lawmakers aren’t necessarily considering legalization because they feel it’s the right thing to do, or because an estimated 80% of the public in informal polling favors legalization. Rather, Mexico’s lawmakers are being coerced by the nation’s Supreme Court.
You see, anytime Mexico’s Supreme Court reaches five similar decisions on an issue, the standard set by the court is applied throughout the country. With regard to recreational marijuana, Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled five times since 2015 that the imposition of…
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