Since today is April 20, (4/20), I thought I would repost this marijuana ruling from last winter. Happy 4/20.
Mexican Supreme Court rules in favor of marijuana in limited case
The measure was approved on 4-1 vote of the five-justice panel, backing the argument that smoking marijuana is covered under the right of “free development of personality.” Although the ruling was limited to four plaintiffs, it is expected to lead to many additional challenges to Mexico’s marijuana regulations.
“No one has said at all that marijuana is harmless. It is a drug and, as such, it causes damage,” said Justice Arturo Zaldívar, who wrote the majority opinion. “What is being resolved here is that total prohibition is a disproportionate measure.”
At the same time, the ruling will help legalization measures being written in Congress, said Moy Schwartzman, one of the lawyers for the…
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