The Supreme Court of Mexico is scheduled to discuss a cannabis law reform proposal on Monday October 28. If approved, the proposal would legalize the use of cannabis, both medicinally and recreationally, throughout the country.
Mexico’s Supreme Court Judges will take the known medicinal benefits of cannabis as well as how legalization could overturn the prominent presence of drug cartels into consideration.
This proposal has made it all the way to the Supreme Court after The Mexican Association for Responsible Self-Consumption and Tolerance (or SMART in Spanish), filed an appeal for the right to grow, possess and consume cannabis for recreational purposes in 2013.
Although the prohibition of marijuana has held strong in Mexico since it was enacted in 1925, following the International Opium Convention, a federal judge granted the family of an 8 year old girl suffering from epilepsy permission to import cannabidiol (CBD) oil in September. These factors have reportedly influenced Mexican citizens to reconsider the previously taboo subject of legal cannabis. Support for legalization in Mexico has been steadily increasing since several states in America have made international news with cannabis law reform.