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Mexico follows Peter Tosh’s advice on marijuana and ‘legalises it’

Top court removes ban against smoking weed. Anyone who wants a permit for recreational use can now get one

Maya Averbuch

Mexico’s Supreme Court has removed the nation’s prohibition against consuming marijuana, allowing anyone who wants a permit for recreational use of cannabis to be able to receive one.

The decision eliminates all legal obstacles for the health ministry to authorise planting, harvesting, possession and transportation of pot for personal use by adults, the court said in a statement. The ruling doesn’t decriminalise the sale of cannabis, or its use without a permit.

It’s the latest step in Mexico’s path to becoming one of the largest nations to fully regulate the marijuana industry, over two years after the Supreme Court ordered Congress to change the cannabis ban. Advocates argue that legalising the plant is a question of personal freedom, and that doing so would allow police to turn their attention to crimes more serious than smoking and dealing marijuana...

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