World The Supreme Court of Mexico offwanted marijuana

04:50  29 june  2021
04:50  29 june  2021 Source:   france24.com

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Mexico ’s supreme court has struck down laws prohibiting the use of recreational marijuana , moving the country toward cannabis legalisation even as the country’s congress drags its feet on a legalisation bill. In an 8-3 decision on Monday, the court ruled that sections of the country’s general health law Adults wanting to cultivate and consume their own cannabis will be able to apply for permits from the health secretariat. Criminal penalties for possessing more than five grammes of marijuana or selling the drug remain in place. Prior to Monday’s decision, adults could petition courts for individual injunctions

Originally published at blog.NORML.org "With these actions by the Court , the United States has become an island of federal marijuana prohibition in North America," NORML's Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. The post Mexico : Supreme Court Moves to Abolish Laws Prohibiting Personal Use of Marijuana appeared first on NORML.

La Cour suprême du Mexique a officiellement dépénalisé lundi 28 juin 2021 l'usage de la marijuana pour les adultes. © Pedro Pardo, AFP The Supreme Court of Mexico officially decriminalized Monday, June 28, 2021 the use of marijuana for adults.

in Mexico, where powerful cartels are firing, the Supreme Court has decriminalized Monday the use of cannabis for recreational purposes. The Congress must still legislate on the issue.

The Supreme Court of Mexico, where powerful drug cartels operate, officially decriminalized Monday, June 28 the use of marijuana for adults. Eight of the eleven members of this proceeding thus declared unconstitutional a series of articles of the Mexican law on health that prohibited the consumption of marijuana.

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico ’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an absolute ban on recreational use of marijuana was unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the drug. FILE PHOTO: A participant prepares a marijuana joint during the Global REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo. Announcing it had found in favor of two legal challenges filed against prohibition of recreational marijuana use, Mexico ’s top court crossed the threshold needed to create jurisprudence: five similar rulings on the matter. That creates a precedent other Mexican

Mexico ’s highest court has ruled two complainants should be allowed to use cannabis for recreational purposes, setting a precedent that a ban on the drug is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court found that adults have a "fundamental right to the free development of the personality" without interference from the state. "That right is not absolute, and the consumption of certain substances may be regulated, but the effects provoked by marijuana do not justify an absolute prohibition of its consumption," the ruling read.

"Today is a historic day for freedoms," commented on the President of the Court, Arturo Zaldívar, after the vote.

The decision of the Supreme Court intervenes after the Mexican Congress failed to vote a law on this issue before the deadline of 30 April fixed by the Supreme Court.

The declaration approved Monday by the Supreme Court means that those who now use marijuana for recreational purposes may request an authorization to the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (COFECRIS) and that it can not refuse them. .

"In the past, the Cofepris refused these authorizations," says AFP Adriana Muro, Director of the Elemental Human Rights Organization. "From now on, the authorization must be automatically granted," she added.

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Mexico ’s supreme court has ruled that sections of the country’s health law are invalid, legalizing the growing, possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Although it covers only the plaintiffs in one case, activists say the ruling paves the way for Mexico to make history and end drug In a 4-1 ruling, the court found that prohibitions on using marijuana violated the “right to the free development of personality” – and were therefore unconstitutional. “If these are unconstitutional for us, they should be unconstitutional for the entire population,” said Francisco Torres Landa, a lawyer and

The Supreme Court of Mexico approved the use of marihuana and the concept of "death with dignity". With an eight vote majority, the justice ministers considered that the Constituent Assembly did not invade the competences of the Congress of Union in including the recognition of CDMX citizens’ rights to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The text establishes that the right may be exercised in conformity with the General Health Act, thus conditioning the Constitution article to what had previously been disposed by the Congress of Union in said act, as well as specific regulations issued by federal

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Although civil organizations and specialists applaud the decision of the Supreme Court, they warn that the Congress must still legislate on the issue.

"The decision (of the Supreme Court) does not affect the framework of criminal justice and leaves a legal vacuum with regard to the consumption, culture and distribution of cannabis", estimates the NGO Mexico United Against Crime on Twitter .

For its part, Jorge Hernandez Tinajero, activist for the regulation of cannabis in Mexico since the 1990s, criticizes the legislator who has not been able to "regulate reality", as the possession and marketing of marijuana.


The decision of the highest legal authority of the country is, however, an important step for Mexico, which has 126 million inhabitants since 2006, when the federal government of the 'Time launched a controversial anti-drug military operation. Since then, the country has recorded more than 300,000 murders.

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MEXICO CITY— Mexico , a country racked by drug-related violence, took a major step toward fully legalizing marijuana on Wednesday, in the latest challenge to the U.S.-backed war on drugs in Latin America. In a controversial ruling, Mexico ’s Supreme Court decided in favor of four plaintiffs’ right to produce and consume marijuana for personal use, a move advocates hope “This court recognized the reach of personal freedom,” Justice Olga Sánchez said in voting in favor of the ruling, noting that the same chamber also legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. “People decide the course of their lives.”

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Since 2015, the Supreme Court has made a series of decisions considering illegal the prohibition of marijuana use for recreational purposes by adults. On January 12, the government had already regulated the production, manipulation and marketing of marijuana for medical purposes.

If adopted by the Mexican Congress, the legalization of cannabis will make Mexico the third country to legalize cannabis at the national level for recreational use, after Uruguay and Canada.

It also opens a high-risk front with the drug cartels that are the powerful masters of this sector of activity. In 2020, the Mexican authorities seized 244 tons of marijuana.

The last national drug survey (2016) in Mexico showed that 7.3 million Mexicans aged 12 to 65 had already consumed marijuana and was the preferred drug of 1.82 million Mexicans.

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