Success: Marijuana Reform Beginning in Mexico

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Target: Luis María Aguilar Morales, President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico

Goal: Applaud the ruling that is a step towards legal recreational marijuana use  in Mexico.

Thanks in part to petitions like ForceChange’s Reform Drug Policy to End Corruption in Mexico, the Mexican government has taken note of the conversation surrounding this issue and has ruled that four people in Mexico are now permitted to grow and smoke their own marijuana for recreational use for the first time. This is a huge step towards opening the door to legalizing marijuana in the country, which would help put an end to the deadly drug war that has plagued Mexico for years by fueling violent drug cartels.

It was reported that four out of five ministers of the court who heard the case ruled in favor of the case, which was brought forth by four Mexican citizens who argued that their access to marijuana was a constitutional right. The rest of the population still has to abide by the current law, but this is still a hugely progressive step forward in possibly ending the drug wars in Mexico in the future.

This now means that others may be able to bring similar cases forward and successfully argue the cases, creating a potential domino effect that could spread around the country. A change in law is still up to the Mexican president and Congress, but this case can spark a national conversation about drug reform that could sway them.

Applaud this step towards opening the door to broader marijuana legalization and drug reform that could help end the violent war on drugs in Mexico.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Aguilar Morales,

I’m writing to applaud your court’s ruling that will allow four Mexican citizens to grow and smoke their own marijuana for recreational use for the first time. Mexico has been plagued with violence and corruption due to the current war on drugs and prohibition policies that have allowed dangerous drug cartels to flourish.

Although the law surrounding marijuana is still the same for the rest of Mexico, this ruling marks major progress towards opening the door to widespread legalization that could end the drug war and take power away from drug lords. I hope this ruling helps spark a national conversation and change.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Danny Birchall

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  1. marijuana is not a drug. marijuana is a herb!

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