Mexico president open to debate about legalising marijuana after court ruling

Enrique Peña Nieto is opposed to lifting the ban on cannabis but says ‘we need to have a debate’ after supreme court rules in favour of would-be pot growers
The Guardian (UK)
Monday, November 9, 2015

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico has said he opposes any eventual legalisation of marijuana, five days after Mexico’s supreme court ruled in favour of four people who wanted to grow pot for personal use. Peña Nieto said in a speech that the court ruling “should in no way represent an opening for the consumption of much more dangerous drugs”. However, the president said he welcomed a national debate on the question, and invited doctors, sociologists and other academics to contribute.