Mexico’s Supreme Court has postponed a landmark hearing on marijuana that could eventually help pave the way for cannabis legalization in the country.
The court was scheduled to begin discussions this week on a recommendation from a judge to allow members of a particular group – the Mexican Society for Tolerant and Responsible Personal Use – to grow and use cannabis for their own consumption.
Judges decided to push back the discussion to as early as next week, though it could be later, according to Agence France-Presse.
A vote in favor of the recommendation would have few immediate business implications. But it would advance marijuana legalization efforts in a large country beset by drug cartel violence and lower barriers for a broader cannabis program down the road that could open doors for businesses.