Mexico issues first permit to grow and use marijuana
Published on Dec 10, 2015
Last week, authorities in Mexico granted four citizens working towards fair drug policy the right to grow, harvest, possess, and consume their very own cannabis. Even as the only four citizens who are legally allowed to use marijuana, they choose not to, as they want to promote policy change, rather than drug use. Since this first permit has been granted last week, over 150 more requests for permits have been submitted, giving the desired effect that all should be allowed to control what goes in their own bodies.
"We didn't do this to get the right (to consume) for ourselves but to change a public policy that has been extremely costly for the country," said Armando Santacruz, an accountant and one of the four who won the case.