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    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.
    The court ordered federal health regulator COFEPRIS to authorize people seeking the right to use marijuana to do so personally, "albeit without allowing them to market it, or use other narcotics or psychotropic drugs."

    Congress would now have to act to regulate the use of marijuana in Mexico, Belaunzaran said.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKCN1N638D

    So October has seen Canada and Mexico legalize Cannabis on a federal level.
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    Way to go, Mexico!
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    It's more decriminalization than legalization, but it looks like the government's plan is to come up with a legalization regime in response to this ruling.
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    It's more decriminalization than legalization, but it looks like the government's plan is to come up with a legalization regime in response to this ruling.
    I've heard this multiple times and that's just not true. Cannabis illegality has been deemed unconstitutional 5 times in court cases now and that legally sets precedent in Mexico. If it's not illegal to have weed, it's legalized lmao. Decriminalization means it turns into a civil fine rather than a criminal one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Network View Post
    I've heard this multiple times and that's just not true. Cannabis illegality has been deemed unconstitutional 5 times in court cases now and that legally sets precedent in Mexico. If it's not illegal to have weed, it's legalized lmao. Decriminalization means it turns into a civil fine rather than a criminal one.
    In the specific context of drug policy, frequently "decriminalization" is used to refer to a legal regime where a drug's possession is no longer a criminal act but where there is no legal avenue for buying or selling the drug, while "legalization" refers to a regime where sale and possession are legal. The former case is consistent with this court judgement. However, you are correct that generally, "decriminalization" refers to the removal of criminal penalties for an act while keeping civil penalties, while "legalization" removes all penalties. Under those definitions, this case legalizes the possession of cannabis.
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    Its good news here... since several years ago, we have had stupid possesion laws, here in Mexico, you can carry without penalty 5 grams of weed, half a gram of cocaine, 50mg of heroin, and some grams of opium which are all respectable doses, but at the same time you can only carry 40mg of MDMA (wtf??) Not even an active dose, or 150ug of LSD, like a cop officer has the means to test blotter potency... everything points to legalization of marihuana here in Mexico soon with the new goverment.
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