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Mexican Supreme Court sets precedent to decriminalize marijuana




Cannabis plants and seeds were on sale at the California Heritage Market in Boyle Heights. Organizers created the event to connect pot producers with patients directly.
Cannabis plants and seeds were on sale at the California Heritage Market in Boyle Heights. Organizers created the event to connect pot producers with patients directly.
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Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the right for individuals to grow and distribute marijuana for personal use. 

The decision will likely open the door to the decriminalization of the drug for the entire country.

Prior to the final decision, Karla Zabludovsky, Latin America correspondent for BuzzFeed, spoke with host A Martinez about how the court case came about and what it says about the current mindset around marijuana among the people of Mexico.

To hear the full interview, click the player above.