MEXICO: Supreme Court Inches Towards Legalizing Pot

Axios reports:

Another U.S. neighbor is moving closer to approving the use of recreational marijuana after a ruling from Mexico’s Supreme Court last week that establishes a precedent for courts across the country.

Fernando Belaunzarán, a former Mexican congressman and drug legalization activist, told Axios that the court’s ruling that three plaintiffs must be allowed to use marijuana recreationally provides a “legal path” to legalization.

This is already the fifth decision in the same direction by the Supreme Court, an important threshold in establishing a national precedent. Mexico hasn’t yet joined Canada and Uruguay in legalizing marijuana use, but activists like Belaunzarán say that could change as early as next year.