Mexico top court OKs marijuana use, could pave way for legalization

November 4, 2015 8:39 PM

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MEXICO CITY Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday backed the right of four individuals to use marijuana in a decision that could prove a major step toward legalization in a country with a bloody history of conflict with drug cartels.

Ruling on a case first brought in 2013 by an advocacy group denied permission by regulators to grow plants for recreational use, the court set a precedent by voting 4-1 that prohibiting people from consuming the drug was unconstitutional.

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