Archive for Wednesday, May 3, 2006

President to sign bill legalizing drugs

May 3, 2006


— President Vicente Fox within days will sign legislation that allows the personal use of cocaine, LSD, heroin and other drugs, his spokesman confirmed Tuesday, despite heavy criticism from the United States and within Mexico that the law will invite more problems than it intends to solve.

Supporters of the law say the concerns are overblown. The proposed law would allow people to possess small amounts of drugs for personal use, freeing authorities to turn their attention from small-time drug users to large drug traffickers.

The law would be among the most permissive in the world. Under it, people could possess 5 grams of opium, 25 milligrams of heroin, 500 milligrams of cocaine, 100 milligrams of amphetamines, 200 milligrams of methamphetamines, 0.015 milligrams of LSD and 5 grams of marijuana without facing legal sanction.


Mike Blur 11 years, 5 months ago

Here's a thought--

Deport all the druggies, meth heads, crack heads et al. to Mexico; maybe the total can help offset the "illiegal" immigrants into "our" country. That'd free up prison space for sure!

Lawrence Burton 11 years, 5 months ago

We should advertize this to all the illegal mexicans. This might help in getting rid of the problem.

bankboy119 11 years, 5 months ago

More traffic if people thought it was the US.

Godot 11 years, 5 months ago

That makes Mexico a prized destination for spring break.

bankboy119 11 years, 5 months ago

Maybe their economy will start doing better with even more drug money coming in that people will jump the border back home.

badger 11 years, 5 months ago

Suddenly, Acapulco and Cancun are North America's answer to Amsterdam?

This could actually be a pretty good thing for Mexico, if it does what it's supposed to do (frees up law enforcement to work on the large-scale operations and the, well, ya know, killin people and stuff).

This will be interesting to watch, and could potentially (if it doesn't just blow up) support personal use decriminalization efforts in the US.

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