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"Mexico has become the latest Latin American country to decriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use. On Friday, the Mexican government enacted a law that makes it legal to carry up to five grams of marijuana and smaller amounts of other drugs including cocaine and heroin. A similar measure was approved in 2006 but later dropped under pressure from the United States. Ethan Nadelmann of the US-based Drug Policy Alliance Network praised the new move.

Ethan Nadelmann: “What Mexico did a few days ago in decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs was very much a step in the right direction, and it’s also consistent with what’s going on in other countries in Latin America and Europe. I mean, it’s basically about decriminalizing the individual who simply uses drugs and is not otherwise involved in crime, and it’s also about treating people who have addiction as a health issue rather than a criminal issue.”

Argentina also took a similar step this week. The Argentine Supreme Court has effectively decriminalized small-scale marijuana possession after ruling it unconstitutional to prosecute Argentines who use it privately."

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/8/27/headlines#12


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old news. There was a thread on it a while ago.
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good. I don't see this helping the drug-cartel war in Mexico though, and that seems like a genuinely bad thing.
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good. I don't see this helping the drug-cartel war in Mexico though, and that seems like a genuinely bad thing.

if you'd been to mexico the cops don't give a **** anyways.. a few years ago the cops in mexico started ****ing with us.. we had so many drugs, but we just gave them 20$ and they left us alone.
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if you'd been to mexico the cops don't give a **** anyways.. a few years ago the cops in mexico started ****ing with us.. we had so many drugs, but we just gave them 20$ and they left us alone.


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