Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Legalization Of Drugs In México...Yep, It's Going To Happen

Mexican President Vicente Fox will sign a bill that would legalize the use of nearly every drug and narcotic sold by the same Mexican cartels he's vowed to fight during his five years in office, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The list of illegal drugs approved for personal consumption by Mexico's Congress last week is enough to make one dizzy — or worse.

Cocaine. Heroin. LSD. Marijuana. PCP. Opium. Synthetic opiates. Mescaline. Peyote. Psilocybin mushrooms. Amphetamines. Methamphetamines.

And the per-person amounts approved for possession by anyone 18 or older could easily turn any college party into an all-nighter: half a gram of coke, a couple of Ecstasy pills, several doses of LSD, a few marijuana joints, a spoonful of heroin, 5 grams of opium and more than 2 pounds of peyote, the hallucinogenic cactus.

The LA Times reports it here.

This is an incredibly important story. The law would be among the most permissive in the world, putting Mexico in the company of the Netherlands. Critics, including U.S. drug policy officials, already are worrying that it will spur a domestic addiction problem and make Mexico a narco-tourism destination.

I do not believe this is the way to combat the drug gangs in México, which have become increasingly violent as well as wealthy. You throw in the mix a country that is known for political corruption and violent, wealthy drug warlords, and you've got a whale of a molotov cocktail of a problem on yor hands. This is bad news for the people of México as well as US border towns.


At 4:30 PM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

why not it's the same argument they use to justify the illegal's breaking our laws

"they're going to do it anyway"

I could scream.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

Rocky Point will now become a hell hole


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