Mexico City could be home to the most important marijuana decriminalization effort yet

Roughly 60 percent of Mexico's federal prison population is serving time for drug crimes
The Atlantic Citylab (US)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lawmakers in Mexico's national legislature and Mexico City's Legislative Assembly introduced twin bills to overhaul the country's drug possession and marijuana laws. The federal bill would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes. If passed, Mexico's federal bill would reschedule marijuana as a drug with proven therapeutic value but known risks. The same bill would also allow Mexican states to determine their own marijuana laws, including the creation of tax-and-regulate systems like the ones adopted by voters in Colorado and Washington.