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Two-thirds of Mexicans disapprove of marijuana legalization

Two-thirds of Mexicans disapprove of the decriminalization of marijuana, he revealed Tuesday that a survey was conducted a few days after a landmark ruling of the highest court in the country on the subject.


The Supreme Court opened the door last week to the liberalization of planting and recreational use of cannabis, when granting a permit for four people who filed a legal appeal against the ban.

President Enrique Peña Nieto called on Monday to discuss the issue among experts and lawmakers to the country, plagued by drug violence, set a stand.

The survey, conducted by the newspaper El Universal, showed that 32 percent of 1,000 people polled agreed with the possible decriminalization of marijuana, against 66 percent who disagreed.

On the other hand, 79 percent said they would favor decriminalization for medical use, as has been done in other countries, while 19 percent said they were against.

The survey was conducted by telephone in all 32 states, between 6 and 7 November. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.

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