Mexican court says cocaine should be allowed

23 Août, 2019, 22:17 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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"This case represents another step in the fight to construct alternative drug policies that allow Mexico to redirect its security efforts and better address public health", MUCD said in a statement.

The rulings announced Tuesday by the group Mexico United Against Crime were handed down in May.

Following the judge's ruling, which took place in May, MUCD said the country's national health regulator COFEPRIS was ordered to authorise the two petitioners' personal, recreational use of cocaine use.

A judge in Mexico has approved two people to use cocaine recreationally in what has been described as a historic step toward ending the country's deadly "war on drugs". Cofepris, however, has yet to comply, arguing such a move is outside its legal authority. They would have to be confirmed by a higher court before having any effect.

This ruling is going to come into effect if a panel of judges sides with the original decision.

Beneath the fresh ruling, commission officials will likely be required to authorize the 2 petitioners' jabber of cocaine - allowing them to laugh, smoke or shoot it recreationally, nonetheless no longer promote.

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Mexico has been moving slowly away from its strict prohibitionist drug policies in recent years.

Media captionMexico's drug war: Has it turned the tide? His party, Morena, has introduced a bill in Congress to legalise recreational marijuana use.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who took office in December, has promised to decriminalise illegal drugs as a means of addressing crime caused by the trafficking and sale of illicit substances.

According to AFP, more than 250,000 people have been murdered by drug cartels in Mexico since 2006, including a record 33,755 a year ago.

AMLO proposes drug decriminalization, replacing arrests with things like detox programs, the BBC reports.

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