Friday, August 21, 2009

Mexico Decriminalizes Drugs

This story was included as a sidebar item in today's Times- Standard. Looks like Mexico went ahead and decriminalized possession of small amounts of drugs. I can't imagine the U.S. letting them get away with that. Funny how CNN didn't report on this story. I wonder why?


At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big deal. They decriminalized criminality a long time ago.

At 10:09 AM, Blogger riceme said...

Sadly, I echo Anonymous' comment about Mexico's lax view of crime, unless, of course you're a fat, rich-looking American. That was a joke. Sort of. Ha ha.

I'm wondering if I am missing some smart-alecky humor in your post... As a fellow Libertarian (and longtime ex-Humboldt resident!) I am curious why you give a good goddamn that Mexico has decriminalized possession for small amounts of drugs.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Why do I find it interesting? Because the U.S. puts enormous pressure on other countries to stop things like that from happening. It also gives us an example of how things might work out if we did the same sort of things.

At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drug trade profits are driving challenges to legitimate government in Mexico and many places. No wonder they can't stop corruption and tourist shakedowns. I think if Mexico legalized all drugs and put the drug fighting money toward treatment for addicts and anti drug abuse advertising their society and politics would stabilize and their economy would explode. The new law is a small step in the right direction.

If we did it world peace would break out and we all could argue more safely about unfunded mandates.


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