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In a move expected to advance Mexico’s slow march toward decriminalizing cannabis, the nation’s Supreme Court has ordered the Health Ministry to draft regulations for medicinal cannabis use by mid-February.

Juan Francisco Torres Landa, who is Hogan Lovells’ office managing partner in Mexico City and has argued in favor of decriminalising cannabis for more than a decade, said the ruling, handed down in August, “sets the clock ticking” for the government to outline regulations for medicinal use after many bumps in the road.

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