Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Cannabis Prohibition Laws in Mexico

Mexico Gives Recreational Cannabis The Green Light Just this Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Mexico overturned prohibition of cannabis by issuing two separate rulings. Mexican law currently states that five decisions set a binding precedent throughout the country. “This 5th judgment means that, while the cannabis prohibition law nominally…

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Mexican tourism secretary floats legalizing marijuana at resorts

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 10:57 am • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 11:00 am By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s tourism secretary has suggested that legalizing marijuana could help reduce drug violence at big tourist resorts. He’s also racing to dampen controversy over the statement, saying he wasn’t speaking…

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Mexican forces seize 5 tons of marijuana from basement near Texas border

Published: Nov 30, 2017, 3:40 pm • Updated: Nov 30, 2017, 4:06 pm By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — State police and marines have seized more than 5 tons of marijuana near the Texas border in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The state security coordination group says that…

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Kidnapped man about to be traded for 30 lbs of marijuana escapes car trunk at Mexican border

Published: Nov 27, 2017, 10:46 am • Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 10:46 am By Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post As the white sedan rolled through the border, officially passing from the United States into Mexico at the Naco Port of Entry in Arizona, the car’s trunk thumped open and a…

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Drivers of Mexican tour bus arrested after 264 bricks of weed found on board

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 8:14 am By The Associated Press TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — Two drivers of a Mexican tour bus have been arrested near Tombstone after 320 pounds (145 kilograms) of marijuana was found in a hidden compartment. Willcox Station Border Patrol agents…

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Mexican man forced by smuggling “coyotes” to tend marijuana grow in national forest sentenced

Published: May 31, 2017, 12:59 pm • Updated: May 31, 2017, 1:45 pm By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post A Mexican man who paid his debt to smugglers by guarding a clandestine marijuana farm hidden in the San Isabel National Forest has been sentenced to one year in federal prison.…

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‘It’s totally political’: Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo” to appear in US courtroom

Published: Jan 20, 2017, 7:48 am • Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 7:48 am By Tom Hays, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he…

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