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Since you asked… or will

1 July 2021

Yes, the Supreme Court of Justice DID rule (in an 8 to 1 decision) that the laws preventing the use of marijuana for recreational purposes was unconstitutional, but that does ot mean “smoke ’em if you got ’em”.

Hot off the presses (ok, off the internet, and translated) from EFE:

With the prohibition on using marijuana lifted by the Supreme Court, Mexicans who request a permit will be able to consume legally,with certain restrictions. These measures will remain in force from the publicatin of the ruling in the DOF (the Official Gazette of the Federation) UNTIL Congress legislates on the matter. Madame Justice Norma Lucía Piña, detailed the scope of what was endorsed in the court.

Permission to grow and consume marijuana in Mexico: Permits must be processed by COFEPRIS (The Federal Commision for Sanitary Risk Protection), a department within the Ministery of Health. “With the general declaration of unconstitutionality of regulations against use and possessin, the legal obstacle is removed for the Ministry of Health, through a competent body [i.e., COFEPRIS] to authorize in the future activities related to the self-consumption of cannabis and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) for recreational purposes, respecting the fundamental right to the free development of the personality recognized by Article 1 of the Constitution, “said Piña.

The permits may only be requested by adults, for the purpose of acquiring, planting, cultivating, harvesting, preparating, possessing and transportating marijuana.

Limitations on cannabis use in Mexico

Piña added that among the limitations are that adults do not consume marijuana in front of minors or in public spaces, that they do not drive or do dangerous activities under the influence of said drug.

It is not authorized, in any case, to import, trade or supply” marijuana,, For now, there is no recreational cannabis market in Mexico .

(no, I haven’t been indulging… I still haven’t figured out the $%&/(“!! editing function in the “new and (not in any way) improved” WordPress editor)

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