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Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession
08-21-2009, 03:49 PM,
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Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession
Quote:MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico enacted a controversial law on Thursday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs while encouraging government-financed treatment for drug dependency free of charge.

The law sets out maximum “personal use” amounts for drugs, also including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those quantities will no longer face criminal prosecution; the law goes into effect on Friday.

Anyone caught with drug amounts under the personal-use limit will be encouraged to seek treatment, and for those caught a third time treatment is mandatory — although no penalties for noncompliance are specified.

Mexican authorities said the change only recognized the longstanding practice here of not prosecuting people caught with small amounts of drugs.

The maximum amount of marijuana considered to be for “personal use” under the new law is 5 grams — the equivalent of about four marijuana cigarettes. Other limits are half a gram of cocaine, 50 milligrams of heroin, 40 milligrams for methamphetamine and 0.015 milligrams of LSD.

President Felipe Calderón waited months before approving the law.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/world/am...s/21mexico.html
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08-21-2009, 09:17 PM,
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Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession
Well, they are trying it again... How long will it last this time?

Really, this is only a nod in the right direction. The amounts of pot you can have on you is ridiculously small (at least for me:)) and this mandatory drug treatment is a little much as well. While a step in the right direction this does not really seem like a workable arrangement. They really need to take each drug on it's own merit as some are very safe and others are still highly addictive and destructive. Education needs to be a big part of a workable solution for the public as well as the people enforcing the laws.
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08-22-2009, 03:05 AM,
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Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession
Quote:The maximum amount of marijuana considered to be for “personal use” under the new law is 5 grams — the equivalent of about four marijuana cigarettes. Other limits are half a gram of cocaine,

1.25gr a joint? That's a pretty big joint!

And wtf is w/ 1/2 a gr. of blow? I'd need at least an 8-ball for a night's fun.
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08-22-2009, 04:41 AM,
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Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession
If you combine all the drugs grams and limits you can actually have fun. A little of this, a little of that and you have a good deal...
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08-22-2009, 05:35 AM,
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Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession
I think they assume people are already doing this shit at home. The quantities above refer to just what you can walk around in public with.:D
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08-22-2009, 06:01 AM,
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Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession
Quote:If you combine all the drugs grams and limits you can actually have fun. A little of this, a little of that and you have a good deal...

No shit!
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