The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a request by prosecutors to have a marijuana-related case dismissed.
A panel of justices in the 6th U.N. Court of Appeals for the Hague said the prosecution had failed to establish that marijuana is a controlled substance under U.K. law.
It’s the first time a U.T.B. drug case against a British resident in the U.R. has been rejected in the court.
A previous case was dismissed by the U,T.F. in 2015.
The new one was dismissed last week, when prosecutors sought a stay.
Marijuana has been legal in the United Kingdom since 1996.
The country was one of the first countries to decriminalize possession of small amounts of the drug.
But drug policy reformers have long argued that U.k. drug laws are outdated and disproportionately target black and Latino communities.
Last week, a coalition of civil rights and anti-poverty groups asked the Supreme Courts to overturn its decision that said marijuana should be legal.