In a unanimous decision 8 opinions , the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court STF has authorized the "marijuana march," which brings together protesters who gathered in favor of decriminalization of that drug. For the judges of the Supreme Court, the constitutional rights of assembly and of freedom of speech underline the realization of these marches. Many stressed that freedom of speech and expression can only be banned when it directly incites or provokes imminent illegal actions. Under the decision taken at the judgment of ADPF filed by the Attorney General's Office PGR , article of the Penal Code should be interpreted in accordance with the Constitution so as not to prevent public demonstrations in favor of legalizing drugs. The opinion by the Dean of the Court, Minister Celso de Mello, was entirely followed by his colleagues. According to him, the "marijuana march" is a spontaneous social movement that claims, through the free expression of thought, "the possibility of democratic discussion of the prohibitionist model of drug use and of the effects that such model produces in terms of increased violence.
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Antonio Cezar Peluso. The rapporteur Celso de Mello voted in favor of protests of decriminalization of drugs. After of the decision of the Supreme Court, the people will not be penalized: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brazil portal. Supreme Court of Brazil. Drug decriminalization march Embryonic stem cell research Ethnic and racial quotas The right of transsexuals to change the name on the birth certificate regardless of gender reassignment surgery Criminalization of homophobia.