Is Smoking Weed a Human Right?

Why the Mexican Supreme Court thinks the answer is yes

A pro-marijuana rally outside the Mexican SenateTomas Bravo / Reuters
EDWARD DELMAN NOV 9, 2015 GLOBAL Last week, just a day after voters in Ohio rejected a constitutional amendment to legalize the recreational and medical use of marijuana, Mexico’s Supreme Court headed in a different direction: The country's' top justices concluded that national laws making it illegal to personally produce, possess, and consume marijuana violated the rights of Mexicans. The ruling itself has received considerable attention, but the rationale behind it less so. The "HIGH"" court’s decision was based not on marijuana’s effects on public health or impact on incarceration rates, but on fundamental human rights. In that respect, it’s pretty precedent-setting globally. LATINO