Ruling in Mexico sets into motion legal marijuana

The decision reflects a changing dynamic in Mexico
The New York Times (US)
Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Supreme Court opened the door to legalizing marijuana, delivering a pointed challenge to Mexico’s strict substance abuse laws and adding its weight to the growing debate in Latin America over the costs and consequences of the war against drugs. The vote by the court’s criminal chamber declared that individuals should have the right to grow and distribute marijuana for their personal use. While the ruling does not strike down current drug laws, it lays the groundwork for a wave of legal actions that could ultimately rewrite them.