Hello! Welcome back to the Latin America Weekly newsletter. In this issue, we explain Mexico’s decision moving towards allowing recreational marijuana; how Latin America is exposed to earthquake damage, and the lingering challenges for the region’s LGBTQIA+ population.
Mexico scraps recreational marijuana ban
By an 8-3 majority, Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down laws criminalizing the recreational use of cannabis in the country. The decision paves the way for legalization and allows any adult citizen to apply for a permit from the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris) to plant, harvest, transport, and consume cannabis.
- Medical marijuana has...