In Cordoba judges also decriminalize marijuana
In Cordoba, the Federal Court declared unconstitutional the section of the drugs law that punishes marijuana possession for personal use, in harmony with the Supreme Court ruling a week ago.
The Federal Court No. 2 of Cordoba, presided by Judge Alejandro Sanchez Freytes, declared unconstitutional the section of Law nº 23,737, in the case “Ledesma, Roberto Carlos”, so that it acquitted a man accused of having eight grams of marijuana.
The resolution of Sanchez Freytes, on August 31, known today is the first produced in Cordoba following the criteria of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, in which members of the High Court declared unconstitutional the punishment of use of marijuana by adults, if it takes place in private environment and does not involve risks to others.
The defendant, represented by the official defense attorney Mercedes Crespi, was arrested on April 1st this year with four bundles of marijuana, so he was indicted of possession of drugs for personal use.