Mexico issues permits to grow, use marijuana

Ruling valid only for personal use of four plaintiffs, not general sale or distribution

MEXICO CITY Mexican health authorities issued the first permit allowing four individuals to grow and smoke their own marijuana.

While the permit opens a crack in Mexico’s prohibitionist policies, the government health watchdog Cofepris stressed that the authorisation is limited to those four people only.

The foursome, who secured the authorisation in a historic Supreme Court ruling last month, hope that their victory will force Mexico to legalise marijuana….

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