Thousands march in Mexico for the legalization of marijuana

The march started from the Monument to the Revolution, with a stopover in the Senate of the Republic and in the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) to express their demands regarding the legalization, self-cultivation and free use of cannabis.

Among the organizers was the Marijuana Liberation Federation, the Mexican Association of Studies on Cannabis, the Front of Artists and Social Organizations and Faucets in Mexico. Families from the organization Mama Cultiva México also joined.

Thousands of people marched for the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use on Saturday afternoon in Mexico City.

According to the Cuartoscuro agency , the protesters  began their journey at 16:20 hours in the Alameda Central, and advanced on Juarez Avenue and May 5 towards the capital’s Zócalo.

The march started from the Monument to the Revolution, with a stopover in the Senate of the Republic and in the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) to express their demands regarding the legalization, self-cultivation and free use of cannabis .


The demonstrators, who walked while smoking the grass, advanced on Juarez Avenue towards the capital’s Zócalo. 

In the SCJN they expressed their demands regarding the legalization, self-cultivation and free use of cannabis. Photo: Isaac Esquivel / Cuartoscuro

Among the organizers was the Marijuana Liberation Federation, the Mexican Association of Studies on Cannabis. Photo: Isaac Esquivel / Cuartoscuro

According to the information available, the Marijuana Liberation Federation, the Mexican Association of Studies on Cannabis, the Front of Artists and Social Organizations and Griffins in Mexico were among the organizers. Families from the organization Mama Cultiva México also joined.


Families also participated; boys and girls who went with their parents, in strollers or on foot. Photo: Graciela López / Cuartoscuro

In Guadalajara, dozens of people also participated. Photo: Fernando Carranza / Cuartoscuro

Slogans such as: “the law has a gap, rights to pacheco”; “Pachecos united, they will never be defeated”; “We are pachecos, we are not criminals!”, Were heard on the march, reported national media.

At the end of the protest the participants would realize the Pachamama cultural event, in the place from where they left.


This afternoon in the vicinity of Parque Juarez, the peaceful march began for the “World Day for the Liberation of Marijuana.” Photo: Isaac Esquivel / Cuartoscuro

This initiative took place in the framework of the 19th edition of the World Day for the Liberation of Marijuana , which calls for its total decriminalization for cultural and medicinal uses.

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On the other hand, in Guadalajara, Jalisco there was also a mobilization. The peaceful march began in the vicinity of Parque Juarez, in which dozens of people participated who walked the main avenues of the city, emphasizing the legalization of the drug, Cuartoscuro reported.

SCJN ORDERS PERMITS APPROVALS FOR RECREATIONAL USE

On February 23, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) informed that the judges of the country will be obliged to grant amparo to citizens for the recreational use of marijuana.

The decision was made after the publication of eight jurisprudence theses in the Federation Judicial Seminary. These were the basis for the granting of five injunctions that resulted in permits for the possession, possession and personal consumption of the herb.

The court determined that the prohibition of the use of cannabis impeded “the right to the free development of the personality, in comparison with the minimum degree of protection to health and public order reached by said measure”.


Different voices have joined the petition to legalize marijuana. Photo: Chamber of Deputies.

The First Chamber determined that “there are alternative means to the absolute prohibition of playful consumption of marijuana that are equally suitable to protect health and public order, but that effect to a lesser extent the fundamental right in question.”

Among the theses are: absolute prohibition is not a proportional measure to protect health and public order; unconstitutionality of the absolute prohibition; rights of third parties and public order; right to health protection; and the right to the free development of personality in different topics.

Thus, those who wish to process an amaro for the playful consumption of marijuana, said the court, should appeal to the “right to the free development of personality.”

Until then, there were five amparo appeals filed in court for the recreational use of cannabis. The first favorable ruling was promoted on November 4, 2015 to the group calling itself SMART.

However, the court did not rule on the production or sale of the herb.

Source: sinembargo,cuartoescuro

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