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BREAKING: Mexico Supreme Court Rules Pot Prohibition Unconstitutional

Soldiers burned marijuana

Soldiers burned marijuana plants found in a field of blue agave in Jalisco State in Mexico. Leaders in Latin America are questioning Washington’s hard-line antidrug strategy in the region. Credit Hector Guerrero/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

This just in from the news desk! Report thanks to leafly: 

Mexico’s Supreme Court made a monumental decision today that could lay the groundwork for a legalization movement with some serious traction. The vote by the Supreme Court’s criminal chamber ruled that it is unconstitutional to prohibit individuals from growing and distributing cannabis for personal use.

This ruling may allow law enforcement to focus on more serious, violent crime, such as murder, kidnapping, and violent assault, and lessen the penalties against low-level, nonviolent drug offenders.