You would be hard pressed to find a country that needs marijuana reform as much as Mexico does. Mexico has been overrun by drug cartels for many decades now, causing an enormous amount of misery. People are getting kidnapped, tortured, and murdered at an alarming rate with no end in sight. Cartels don’t make as much money as they used to from the marijuana industry, but they still profit from it, and use those profits to carry out horrific acts in an attempt to keep making money.
Later this month Mexico’s Supreme Court will consider reforming Mexico’s marijuana laws. Per The Joint Blog:
On October 28, the Mexico Supreme Court is set to discuss a proposal that would effectively legalize the possession, use and production of cannabis for recreational purposes.
According to Reuters, judges will vote on whether to declare unconstitutional parts of a federal health law prohibiting the growth and consumption of cannabis after a nonprofit group filed an injunction against a 2013 decision by health regulator Cofepris. According to documents on the supreme court’s website, the hearing date is set for October 28.
A favorable decision would not only be huge for Mexico, it would also be huge for other countries that have to deal with the fallout from cartels based in Mexico. Arizona, Nevada, and California are hopefully going to vote to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, which if combined with legal marijuana in Mexico, would hurt cartels a lot. I will be anxiously awaiting any decision from Mexico’s Supreme Court, and will definitely post something as soon as I hear anything.