Saturday, April 29, 2006
Mexico on Verge of Legalizing Drugs
After passage by the lower legislative house in Mexico, the senate body in Mexico by more than a two to one margin voted to legalize 5 grams of opium, 5 grams of marijuana (@ 4 joints), 25 milligrams of heroin, 500 milligrams of cocaine (@ 4 lines), or small amounts of ecstasy and meth. President Vicente Fox is expected to sign the legislation. The purpose appears to be to allow the police to focus on organized crime, corruption, and large dealers. Mexico has suffered from major drug turf wars that have resulted in hundreds of deaths that began in the northern border towns and have reached south into vacation areas like Acapulco. Our northern neighbor Canada supplies certain heroin addicts in Vancouver with the drug and safe areas to self administer it: further, the Liberal Party considered legalizing small drug amounts for users before the Conservative Party threatened their hold on government and recently took control as a minority government. Little known to most Americans is the fact that the U.S. government grows marijuana in small amounts at Mississippi State University and supplies a few users with joints in a long-running study.
Posted by Carpe Diem at 5:53 AM