Mexico’s Supreme Court has decriminalised the private recreational use of cannabis by adults, calling the current prohibition unconstitutional.
In an 8-3 decision, the court ruled that adults would be able to apply for permits to cultivate and consume their own cannabis. Smoking in public and in front of children is banned.
The ruling does not mention the commercialisation of cannabis.
The decision came after a legalisation bill stalled in Congress.
“Today is a historic day for liberties,” Supreme Court president Arturo Zaldívar said.
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