© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Znamenskii of Mexico in the Central square of Mexico city. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Znamenskiy
The Supreme court of Mexico upheld on Wednesday two lawsuits from citizens, asking them to allow the use of marijuana for entertainment purposes, and in fact opened the way for the legalization of recreational cannabis in General, reports local portal Economista.
The total number of such the decision of the Supreme court has reached five, which means that in Mexican law to establish a judicial precedent that must be followed by now all the country’s courts when considering similar lawsuits. The Supreme court’s decision also means that the question of legalization should be considered the Mexican Parliament.
In December 2016, the Mexican Senate approved the legalization of using marijuana for medical purposes. This initiative involves amendments to the health act and the criminal procedure code of the country. The debate on this topic was over a year from when verhovye the court allowed in 2015, the four who asked about it to the citizens to use marijuana for recreational purposes. Later the official representative of the Mexican government, Eduardo sánchez explained that the decision applies only to these people and does not mean the legalization of marijuana in General.
After that was taken two judicial decisions in favor of the legalization of marijuana, and two from the current total number has reached five, which, under Mexican law, means the creation of case law.
President Enrique peña Nieto first announced his opposition to the legalization of marijuana, but then advocated the possibility of its legalization for medical purposes. He instructed the interior Ministry to push through its division on human rights specialized a wide discussion about the possibility of legalizing cannabis. The dialogue was attracted sociologists, physicians, academics and experts on the topic of marijuana.