Mexican President Says He Will Consider Putting Cannabis On Ballot Following Monday Supreme Court Ruling

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Mexico’s president said on Tuesday that his administration will respect the Supreme Court’s decision this week to invalidate marijuana prohibition—but he’s open to putting further reforms before voters on the ballot if the open-ended legalization doesn’t achieve certain goals.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said at a news conference that “of course we are going to respect what the judicial power has decided, and we are going to evaluate, we are going to see what effects it has,” according to a translation.

“If we see that it does not help—that it is not good for the country, that it is not good for facing the serious problem of drug addiction, that it is not good for stopping violence—then we would act,” he said.

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Mexican President Considers Putting Marijuana On Ballot Following Supreme Court Ruling


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