OAXACA DE JUÁREZ – Cannabis consumers here in Mexico’s culinary capital celebrated 4/20 by smoking and eating neon green weed-infused cake in front of the police. 

As heavily armed cops looked on, activists distributed slices of the pastel along with copies of a recent local authority letter—the first of its kind in Mexico—that gives a green light to public marijuana smoking. As the clock struck 4:20pm on April 20th, about 300 people lit up before tucking into the eye-catching cake.

What’s remarkable about the scene isn’t so much the 4/20 celebration. It’s that the same acts are now legal in Oaxaca de Juárez, capital of the state of Oaxaca, on April 21, April 22, and every day thereafter.


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