Marijuana in Mexico remains in legal limbo even after Supreme Court ruling

After the failure of the Mexican Congress to regulate recreational cannabis, the Supreme Court of Justice approved on June 28 a historic ruling that overturned the articles of the General Health Law prohibiting the consumption of recreational marijuana.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One month after the historic Mexican Supreme Court ruling that lifted the ban on the recreational consumption of marijuana, recreational cannabis remains in a confusing legal limbo, as it is still criminalized in the Penal Code and the government has yet to grant permits for individual consumption.

"We see a contradiction between these two laws that govern us. It is something worrying, and we have to demand this change," said Zara Snapp, co-founder of the RIA Institute, which investigates drug policies in Mexico, in an interview with Efe news agency.

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