Mexico opens door to legal marijuana

Mexico opens door to legal marijuana

World November 5, 2015 01:30

- Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday put the door ajar to legal production and consumption of marijuana. The court ruled that four complainants at home in the private sphere may grow and use marijuana. The court turned against regulator COFEPRIS (Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks) representing the four would not give permission for the home cultivation of marijuana.

The Supreme Court judges found in this lawsuit dating from 2013 that the refusal of COFEPRIS makes too much intrusion on privacy and personal freedoms of individuals. The complainants Association for Responsible Tolerant and Private Consumption (SMART). They work for the legalization of marijuana.

The production is like trading in marijuana banned in Mexico. But according to the newspaper El Economista, the Supreme Court blesses now private marijuana production and consumption. This could have major implications in the country living in the shadow of huge drug crime.

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