The Road To Marijuana Legalization in Mexico

Tania Morris Diaz, Vol. 37 Associate Editor On November 4, 2015, the Mexican Supreme Court (SCJN) concluded by a 4-1 vote that recreational production, possession, and consumption of marijuana is a human right. As a means of understanding the road to marijuana legalization, this article presents a brief overview of Mexico’s evolving drug policy over […]

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Shifts in Policies of War on Drugs in the Americas

Ashley Harshaw, Vol. 37 Associate Editor The Supreme Court of Mexico, in a 4 to 1 vote, has declared that four plaintiffs – members of a cannabis club – are allowed to grow, transport and use marijuana for recreational purposes. This marks the latest in a series of shifts in the Americas away from past […]

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The Single Convention at 54

Peter Bratton Vol. 37 Articles Editor Vol. 36 Associate Editor Global drug regulation dates to the earliest pages in the modern chapter of international law. Long before the Geneva Convention or even the Treaty of Versailles, politicians, medical experts, and religious leaders gathered in Shanghai to address what they called “the opium problem.”[i] 52 years […]

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Implications of U.S. Noncompliance with the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961

Molly Quinn Vol. 37 Articles Editor Vol. 36 Associate Editor Introduction The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 (“Single Convention”) requires signatories to prohibit recreational use of cannabis within their territories.[i] The United States ratified the Single Convention in 1967.[ii] Under Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, treaties are “the supreme Law of the […]

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