Is Mexico On Its Way To Legalize Marijuana?

By November 30, 2015International Laws


We know of at least one cartel that will not be thrilled with this particular piece of groundbreaking news and that is the Sinaloa drug cartel, along with our old chap “El Chapo” Guzman. Just last week Mexico’s Supreme Court reached a breaking point with the constitution itself. Upon review the cultivation and consumption laws regarding marijuana, they decided that prohibiting those activities was, in fact, unconstitutional. Go figure. With that in mind, Justice Arturo Zaldivar came up with a decision that consists out of no less than 88 pages which is basically an ode to common sense, stating that if you don’t harm other people you are free to participate in the aforementioned activities.

Now, this could either be a lobbying effort that at some point came to fruition or Mexico actually took a step back and figured out that prohibiting the consumption of marijuana is a violation of human rights. All other marijuana laws in Mexico have remained intact but this decision will surely become the very basis of future marijuana development not only in Mexico but also in the entire Latin America. Whether this decision will be a catalyst for similar actions remains to be seen but it is certainly a step in the right direction. We will keep you posted on future updates regarding marijuana legalization in Latin America.


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