Marijuana recreational use will be legal in Mexico


The SCJN granted the fourth protection so that three people can cultivate and consume the plant in a fun way. Before the change of government, it is expected that the debate around its legalization will be reactivated

The Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) granted an additional protection so that individuals can import marijuana seeds, or acquire them, to harvest and consume personally and for purely playful purposes.

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With this resolution add four amparos, (appeals) of the five necessary, so that the recreational use of marijuana becomes jurisprudence, that is so that any citizen can request to the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) the corresponding permits for the use of the plant.

The jurisprudence by reiteration is established when the same criterion is supported in five sentences not interrupted by another to the contrary, resolved in different sessions, by a majority of at least eight votes.

In the recent resolution, the SCJN relied on the violation of the Cofepris to the right of free personality development by denying Zara Ashley Snapp Hartman and the other two persons who filed the amparo, the consumption of regular marijuana, personally and for purely recreational and recreational purposes, as well as sowing, cultivation, preparation and carrying of the plant.

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The granting of the amparo included the possibility of importing marijuana seeds or acquiring them from subjects previously authorized by Cofepris.

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The amparos do not include the resource of marketing marijuana but are limited to the self – consumption of the beneficiaries.

On the other hand, before the entry of a new government in Mexico, it is expected that the debate on the legalization of marijuana will continue because who will be, probably, the new Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, has spoken out openly for the legalization of This plant with the aim of “pacifying” the country.

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