Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mexico legalizes small quantities of drugs

Mexico has just passed a law allowing for legal possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use.
The maximum amount of marijuana considered to be for "personal use" under the new law is 5 grams — the equivalent of about four joints. The limit is a half gram for cocaine, the equivalent of about 4 "lines." For other drugs, the limits are 50 milligrams of heroin, 40 milligrams for methamphetamine and 0.015 milligrams for LSD.
Apparently, although the previous law made it hard to prosecute anyone anyways, because saying you were addicted made it a mental health issue, the fuzziness of the law allowed for demands for bribes by corrupt police and extortion. Also, free government health-care to reduce dependency is encouraged. This is a significant step in the midst of a violent organized crime drug-war (primarily profiting from exports to the States), and a step in the direction of sovereignty since the U.S. government really doesn't like this tolerant attitude.

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