Mexico to Decriminalize Pot, Cocaine and Heroin
The Mexican Congress has passed legislation decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs
Under the legislation, police will not penalize people for possessing up to 5 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of opium, 25 milligrams of heroin or 500 milligrams of cocaine. People caught with larger quantities of drugs will be treated as narcotics dealers and face increased jail terms under the plan.
...The object of this law is to not put consumers in jail, but rather those who sell and poison," said Sen. Jorge Zermeno of the ruling National Action Party.
Also decriminalized: small amounts of LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, amphetamines and peyote.
Smart move. The U.S. should take a look at doing the same. For those of you fluent in Spanish, here is the text of the new law.
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