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Mexico to decriminalize pot, cocaine and heroin Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:05 AM BST By Noel Randewich MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if they are in small amounts for personal use under new reforms passed by Congress that quickly drew U.S. criticism. The measure given final passage 53-26 by senators in a late night session on Thursday is aimed at letting police focus on their battle against major drug dealers, and President Vicente Fox is expected to sign it into law. "This law provides more judicial tools for authorities to fight crime," presidential spokesman Ruben Aguilar said on Friday. He said the reforms, which were proposed by the government and approved earlier this week by the lower house of Congress, made laws against major traffickers "more severe." The legislation came as a shock to Washington, which counts on Mexico's support in its war against drug smuggling gangs who move massive quantities of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamines through Mexico to U.S. consumers. "I would say any law that decriminalizes dangerous drugs is not very helpful," said Judith Bryan, spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. "Drugs are dangerous. We don't think it is the appropriate way to go." She said U.S. officials were still studying the reforms, under which 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 legal changes will also decriminalize the possession of limited quantities of other drugs, including LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, amphetamines and peyote -- a psychotropic cactus found in Mexico's northern deserts. Fox has been seen as a loyal ally of the United States in the war on drugs, but the reforms could create new tensions. A delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives visited Mexico last week and met with senior officials to discuss drug control issues, but was told nothing of the planned legislative changes, said Michelle Gress, a House subcommittee counsel who was part of the visiting team. "We were not informed," she said. HARDENED CRIMINALS Hundreds of people, including many police officers, have been killed in Mexico in the past year as drug cartels battle for control of lucrative smuggling routes into the United States. The violence has raged mostly in northern Mexico but in recent months has spread south to cities like vacation resort Acapulco. Under current law, it is up to local judges and police to decide on a case-by-case basis whether people should be prosecuted for possessing small quantities of drugs, a source at the Senate's health commission told Reuters. "The object of this law is to not put consumers in jail, but rather those who sell and poison," said Senator Jorge Zermeno of the ruling National Action Party. Hector Michel Camarena, an opposition senator from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, warned that although well intentioned, the law may go too far. "There are serious questions we have to carefully analyse so that through our spirit of fighting drug dealing, we don't end up legalizing," he said. "We have to get rid of the concept of the (drug) consumer." (Additional reporting by Anahi Rama)

Good thing the U.S. Gov. is here to protect us from our selfs. Were I Got It From




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#2 12 years ago
Mexico to decriminalize pot, cocaine and heroin Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:05 AM BST By Noel Randewich MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Possessing marijuana, cocaine and even heroin will no longer be a crime in Mexico if they are in small amounts for personal use under new reforms passed by Congress that quickly drew U.S. criticism.

Already have it here. And it's working fine as it is. Not a single person I know overdo drugs. They use it but know where the limit is.

"Drugs are dangerous.

Ahhh here we go again. All drugs are dangerous :rolleyes:

We don't think it is the appropriate way to go."

Way to go :thumbsup:

After that I couldn't be botherd reading, it's just plain dumb to say it's wrong.




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#3 12 years ago

France is highly against all types of drugs. The Netherlands have decriminalized personal use. Guess who has the higher percentage of users? That's right - France.

This is a step in the good direction from Mexico. I applaud it.




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#4 12 years ago
KoЯsakoffAlready have it here. And it's working fine as it is. Not a single person I know overdo drugs. They use it but know where the limit is.

That's why you have so many German tourists ;)


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#5 12 years ago
Lord WienerThat's why you have so many German tourists ;)

I would say that, that is why they have so many tourists at all;) I mean, what is there more to do in Holland, except to smoke pot?




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#6 12 years ago
KoЯsakoffAlready have it here. And it's working fine as it is. Not a single person I know overdo drugs. They use it but know where the limit is. Ahhh here we go again. All drugs are dangerous :rolleyes: Way to go :thumbsup: After that I couldn't be botherd reading, it's just plain dumb to say it's wrong.

i know some people that went to the netherlands, and they said it was scary because some people were totolly fucked up out of their mind. just a more reason to close the border with mexico.




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#7 12 years ago
czech speacial forcesi know some people that went to the netherlands, and they said it was scary because some people were totolly fucked up out of their mind. just a more reason to close the border with mexico.

theres fucked up people everywere man




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#8 12 years ago

Excellent. Now we have pre-addicted illegals comming into our county to protest to equel rights and at some point the decrimalization of drugs. Great job mexico:mihailhatesu:. You have given us all the more reason to set up a 20 foot high electric fence.

Ahhh here we go again. All drugs are dangerous roll%20eyes%20%28sarcastic%29.gif

All drugs have a correct use and an incorrect use. All the drugs that are illegal are used %99.9 of the time incorrectly which makes them dangerous.




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#9 12 years ago

i think mexico is too poor to enforce a drug law. now they are a fourth world country instead of a third world country. cant wait till mexicans high on meth start trying to cross. great.:rolleyes:




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#10 12 years ago

The amounts allowed are very low, which is nice. I think that the USA should allow some drugs, but tax and regulate them heavily. No amphetamines, though. Those are just not good for anyone involved.