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A Mexican court has granted two people the right to use cocaine recreationally in the first ruling of its kind.
Mexico United Against Crime( MUCD ), a non-governmental organisation which seeks to end the country’s war on narcotics, filed legal articles in the case as part of its strategy to change the country’s medication policy.
The court said it would not allow the claimants to sell cocaine but they would be permitted to’ possess, transport and use’ it; a decision MUCD described as’ historic in the understanding of the stimulant phenomenon’.
However, government decisions cannot be put into practice until it has been reviewed by a higher court.
The Mexico City court ordered Cofepris, the country’s health authority, to authorise the two claimants’ employ of cocaine in May. However, a Cofepris official told the AFP news agency such an authorisation is outside its remit, so Cofepris took steps to block the court order.
The decision will be reviewed by a tribunal and if a panel of magistrates approve of the original decision the ruling will come into effect, though it will apply only to the two people who brought the cases.
In a statement, MUCD said the cases represent’ another step in the fight to construct alternative stimulant policies that allow[ Mexico] to redirect its security efforts and better address public health.’
According to CNN, the organisation craves the government to reform drug policy as a path of improvement of public security. They have also campaigned for changes to legislation on marijuana.
Lisa Sanchez, MUCD’s head, said 😛 TAGEND
We have spent times working in the field of a more secure, simply and peaceful Mexico.
This case is about insisting on the need to stop criminalising customers of drugs … and layout better public policies that explore all the available options, including regulation.
Mexico’s President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has promised’ radical’ alters when it comes to tackling medications. He has repeatedly planned decriminalising illegal drugs.
Mexico’s war on medications had been launched in 2006, when then-President Felipe Calderon sent the army to fight traffickers. The country is a major transit point for cocaine participating the United States.
According to the Council on Foreign Relations, there were 33, 341 drug-related homicides in Mexico in 2018- a 15 per cent of the members increase from the previous year and the highest number since “the two countries ” began keeping records.
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