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Supreme Court of Mexico rules the prohibition of cannabis for recreational use is unconstitutional

Mexico City, Mexico — The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) approved, by a qualified majority, the declaration of unconstitutionality on the prohibition of the recreational use of cannabis and the psychotropic THC (compounds known collectively as marijuana).

The approval, with eight votes in favor of and three against, was enough to annul the five articles of the General Health Law that prevents recreational consumption of the plant, but it does not mean that the entire cannabis market is legal, nor that consumers are exempt from limitations.

Monday’s determination comes after Congress failed to pass a law to regulate recreational cannabis. On April 30, the date that the SCJN had set for Congress to regulate the recreational use of marijuana, expired for the third time without legislators reaching agreements.