Mexico’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Prohibition After Lawmakers Fail To Act

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Mexico's Supreme Court on Monday decriminalized recreational marijuana use for adults, declaring its prohibition under the health law to be unconstitutional, after a legalization bill stalled in Congress.

"Today is a historic day for liberties," court president Arturo Zaldivar said after the decision was approved by eight of the 11 judges.

The ruling comes after Congress failed to enact legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use by an April 30 deadline set by the country's highest court.
 
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