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Wondering if weed is illegal in Mexico?
When deciding to go on vacation, it’s only natural that you might be interested in learning about all the fun and exciting things that you will be able to do while enjoying some well-deserved time off from everyday life.
Still, we’re sure that you might agree with us when we say that, despite wanting to have a good time and let your hair down, getting arrested certainly isn’t something that you want to happen!
That’s why, it’s going to be a great idea to make sure that you are aware of all of the laws surrounding weed before setting out on your adventure.
To help clear up any confusion and ensure that you know exactly what the laws are surrounding marijuana use in Mexico – this guide is going to cover everything that you need to know.
So, just keep on reading to discover whether weed is illegal in Mexico or not.
Is Weed Illegal In Mexico?
So, is weed illegal in Mexico?
Currently, at the time of writing this guide, weed is currently legal in Mexico for both medical and recreational use. However, it’s not completely legal, which is where things get a little on the tricky side.
At the time of writing, the supreme court decided on whether or not weed should be legal by 8-3 cours.
However, it is important to keep in mind that, despite this ruling, rules surrounding marijuana legalization have not been changed immediately.
Instead, any and all changes that might be made surrounding weed legalization in Mexico will soon be put into motion which should help to clear up what the legalization bill surrounding weed is clearly.
That being said, even though the legalization bill is still not yet finalized but soon to be, it is currently legal to have at a maximum of 5 grams of marijuana in your possession (for both recreational and medicinal purposes) without breaking the law.
However, you cannot currently have any more than this unless you have a prescription or written provision to allow you to legally carry more.
Can Medicinal Marijuana Be Brought Into Mexico?
If you are currently taking marijuana for medicinal purposes to aid in treatment of an illness, then you should be able to bring medicinal marijuana into the country of Mexico without any issues.
However, it’s very important to keep in mind that bringing marijuana into Mexico for medicinal purposes can often be quite a gray area, so in order to avoid any issues, you’re going to want to make sure that you have the proper prescription or paperwork to prove that the marijuana is in your possession due to a legal medical status.
Now, at the time of writing, there currently isn’t any official paperwork offered by Mexico for those that wish to bring marijuana into Mexico for medicinal purposes.
Technically speaking, even though you won’t get into any big trouble for having 5 grams or less of marijuana in your possession (regardless of whether it is recreational or medicinal), you’ll need to make sure that you have declared your legal pass to carry marijuana for medicinal purposes if you are going to need more.
That being said, if you are planning to visit Mexico soon and you want to be able to bring along your medicinal marijuana without encountering any problems, then you are going to need to get something known as a written provision.
Put simply, a written provision will grant you the ability to bring your marijuana into Mexico for medicinal purposes, and the best way that you can get one is by speaking with your doctor for further information on how to obtain one.
Usually, it will need to be signed by them to prove authorization. We’ll go into further detail of this in our next section.
As a side note, you should also keep in mind that, regardless of whether you have a medicinal pass or not, you will be unable to obtain additional marijuana while you are in Mexico.
However, the only exception to this rule is in the case of children that have epilepsy.
What Are The Rules Surrounding Controlled Substances At Mexican Airports?
As we have mentioned in the section above, bringing controlled substances (including medicinal marijuana) through Mexican airports can often be a tricky gray area that can be difficult to navigate.
Generally speaking, it’s currently illegal to bring any over-the-counter medicines into Mexico.
However, for those that have a prescription (including medicinal marijuana) you are going to need to make sure that you have a written provision and prescription to ensure that you do not encounter any issues during your time in Mexico.
More often than not, in order to bring medicinal medicine and other controlled substances through Mexican airport, you are going to need to make sure that you have a written provision and prescription that includes the following:
- Contact details of you.
- The information of the doctor who has authorized you to have the prescription.
- A signature of the doctor.
- Professional registration to ensure that the prescription is authentic and not ford.
- The exact amount of medicinal marijuana that is being brought into the country.
- The daily dose that you are planning on taking while you are in Mexico.
As a side note, Mexico currently has a restriction in place that will mean that you will be unable to bring over an medical marijuana that will amount to more than 30 days of use.
The Bottom Line
There we have it, you’ve made it to the end.
Now that you have taken the time to read through all of the above, we are hoping that we have been able to give you a better idea of what the rules are surrounding weed in Mexico.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this guide, and we hope that you have a safe visit to Mexico! Bye for now.
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