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Weed is now legal in Mexico, but only for four people

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Weed is now legal in Mexico, but only for four people

A few days ago I told you the Mexican Supreme Court was set to debate the legalization of the personal use of marijuana, and guess what? They went for it: weed is now legal in Mexico, but only for four people. Say what?!

Yes, kids, it’s all part of the process. But if all goes well, the ruling would eventually extend to everyone else:

The court ruling, which applies only to the four individuals seeking protection, said the prohibition of recreational marijuana can affect personal freedom. Those individuals are Josefina Ricaño, Armando Santacruz, José Pablo Girault and Juan Francisco Torres Landa Ruffo, all of the Sociedad Mexicana de Autoconsumo Responsable y Tolerante (Smart), or the Mexican Society for Responsible and Tolerant Consumption. The Supreme Court ruling sets a precedent and puts the issue before the legislative and executive branches for further study, said Lisa Sanchez, director of the nongovernmental organization Mexico United Against Crime, whose members helped form Smart.

Cross your fingers and lets hope our boy Armando Santacruz and the rest of the SMART will continue to make headway. But remember: being in possession of less than 5 grams of marijuana is perfectly legal in Mexico. Selling and trafficking it is obviously very, very illegal, so don’t do it.

Of course, if you want to legally smoke tons of weed somewhere in the South of Latin America you can always go to Uruguay, where’s it’s been perfectly legal since 2013.

 

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