Tag: mexico

Mexico Moves Toward Major Rollback of Marijuana Prohibition

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mexico’s next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use, the Congress website showed on Tuesday, in what would be a big step by the incoming government to shake up the country’s drug war. Senator Olga Sanchez, Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s choice for interior […]

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Mexico Moves Toward Major Rollback of Marijuana Prohibition

Reading Time: 3 minutes Mexico’s next interior minister plans to submit a bill to create a medical marijuana industry and allow recreational use, the Congress website showed on Tuesday, in what would be a big step by the incoming government to shake up the country’s drug war. Senator Olga Sanchez, Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s choice for interior […]

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America’s Neighbor May Soon Legalize Marijuana. No, the Other One

Reading Time: 3 minutes This has proven to be an incredible year for the marijuana industry. Long viewed as a taboo topic, we’ve witnessed no shortage of “marijuana firsts” in 2018. So far this year: Vermont became the first state to legalize recreational cannabis entirely through the legislative process. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its very first cannabis-derived […]

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Mexico Just Legalized Cannabis

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Wednesday, October 31st, Mexico’s Supreme Court handed down two decisions deeming the country’s recreational marijuana prohibition laws to be unconstitutional. The Supreme Court “found that adults have a fundamental right to personal development which lets them decide their recreational activities without interference from the state,” according to the Associated Press. In addition to three similar rulings between 2015 and 2017, the […]

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Mexico Supreme Court Rules Ban on Marijuana Unconstitutional

Reading Time: 1 minute Announcing it had found in favour 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 courts will have to follow. “This is a historic day,” Fernando Belaunzaran, an advocate of drug […]

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