The Mexican Supreme Court made a ruling in regards to the country’s ban on marijuana. The court ruled that it was unconstitutional. The decision by the court simply stated that banning people from using marijuana should not be allowed. This ruling does not necessarily make the selling of marijuana legal but is geared more towards a nationwide decriminalizing of the drug.
President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is pleased with the decision. He hopes the Mexican government supports the decision and doesn’t amend or make any changes to the law. Unlike a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Mexican government has an allotted amount of time to make any changes or amends to the ruling before it goes into effect. Lopez Obrador and many members of his government support the ruling because they hope that the legalization of marijuana will help to reduce the violence in the country.
Although this is not clear-cut legalization of the drug for the country, it is a step in the right direction, towards Lopez Obrador’s goal.