Argentina: Supreme Court Rules it “Unconstitutional” to Punish Personal Marijuana Use

In a landmark decision, the Argentinian Supreme Court has ruled that it is ‘unconstitutional’ to punish those who use the drug cannabis.

The decision was reached following a case where five men were arrested in possession of marijuana cigarettes, the court ruling that “each adult is free to make lifestyle decisions without the intervention of the state.”

The decision, and the Supreme Courts refusal to advocate a decriminalisation of the drug, indicates that Argentine courts are looking to punish drug producers and traffickers rather than those who use them.

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