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Grandma's magic remedy: Mexico's medical marijuana secretWhen her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. A debate on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal uses in Mexico is in its infancy, but Mexicans have used cannabis for therapeutic purposes for centuries.The national discussion was launched in November when the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling authorizing four people to grow and smoke marijuana for personal use, opening the door for others to seek similar permits.Some drink marijuana tea to relieve headaches or help with insomnia while others smoke it to fight nausea or cancer-related pains.In its wake, Mexican health authorities this week issued the first permit allowing the individuals concerned to grow their own marijuana for recreational purposes.The head of the government's Cofepris health and drug regulator, Mikel Arriola, doubts the medicinal value of marijuana.A spokesman for the attorney general's office said that carrying marijuana-infused alcohol is illegal.
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