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Wait ... Did Mexico just legalize pot?

THE DAILY FRAY
November 5, 2018 5:28 pm

Cinco. The number is significant under Mexican law and for recreational marijuana advocates and potpreneurs who might be wondering if they can spark up in Cancun this morning: Did Mexico just legalize recreational marijuana?

 There are reports that President-elect Andres Lopez Obrador supports legalization as part of a broader social justice initiative. On Oct. 31, the nation’s Supreme Court made it a bigger priority, endorsing the personal right to smoke pot in two rulings.

“This is a historic day,” Fernando Belaunzaran, an advocate of drug reform and member of the opposition Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), told Reuters.

In addition to three similar rulings between 2015 and 2017, the court has now favored recreational marijuana use for the fifth time. Cinco – the number that establishes jurisprudence across the land.

» Read the story in Reuters or in Rolling Stone.