Since a Mexican Supreme Court decision back in November ruled that possessing and using marijuana a personal freedom, deeming current prohibition unconstitutional, there has been lots of suspense waiting for the next legislative move to hopefully abolish prohibition. Mexico is holding a debate over the next several weeks that will lead the country through their future drug policy. This debate is purposely held before the UN's hearing on drug policy in hopes to spark proper legislation and begin the conversation with a plan.
The debate is taking place ahead of a special United Nations summit on drug policy, UNGASS 2016, the first of its kind in nearly two decades. The April conference was called for by the presidents of Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala, all countries battered by the drug trade.