Mexico to open landmark marijuana debate in January

A girl makes a joint during a rally in front of the Supreme Court of Justice in Mexico City on October 28, 2015Mexico will embark in January on a national debate on overhauling its marijuana laws, the government said Wednesday, weeks after the Supreme Court opened the door to legalizing pot. The court’s landmark ruling in November forced President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration and Congress to consider reforming marijuana laws in a country that has endured years of brutal drug violence. While Pena Nieto reiterated his opposition to decriminalizing pot, he indicated that his government could be open to changing the laws depending on the outcome of the debate.

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