By Alejandro Hope for The Daily Post. The job ahead. Drug reform activists are still celebrating the historic decision by the Mexican Supreme Court to allow marijuana self-grows. Political types, from President Peña Nieto on down, are still trying to figure out what to do next. Reactions have been mostly formulaic (“we respect the Court’s decision”, “we need to have a broad debate on the issue”). There have also been some attempts to downplay the decision (“it is only valid for the four plaintiffs”). Some politicians started kicking around some ideas for moving forwards. The leftwing Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) announced that it will file 32 newamparo cases on the model voted last Wednesday at the Court, so as to transform the decision into jurisprudence. Other members of that party presented a bill in the Senate, mostly about medical marijuana. Meanwhile, Emilio Gamboa, head of the Senate caucus of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), called for “a great popular consultation” on the topic (did he mean a referendum? Not sure). But overall, bewilderment seems to be the dominant note.

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