As Canada (under Justin Trudeau) and Mexico consider marijuana legalization, leaders hope the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs will clarify international drug control treaties.
Pressure is increasing on Mexico to free imprisoned community activist Nestora Salgado after the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a ruling earlier this month that her imprisonment is illegal.
The Mexican government is letting the parents of two more sick girls import a cannabis-derived medicine for their treatment.
Mexico opened a formal debate on marijuana policy on Tuesday after the country's latest drug use survey showed 17.2 percent of middle- and high-school students report having used drugs. Marijuana was the drug most frequently reported.
As reported on Tuesday by El Economista, Roberto Campa, Mexico's Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry for Human Rights, formally announced the initial debate on cannabis legalization—the Forum of Public Health and Prevention—wil...