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Mexico Legalizes Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin
NY Sun ^ | May 4, 2006 | JEREMY MCDERMOTT

Posted on 05/06/2006 7:28:54 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

BOGOTA, Colombia - Mexico has passed a sweeping bill legalizing the possession of small quantities of almost all illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine.

The regime, likely to be one of the most liberal in the world, is designed to avoid clogging prisons with drug addicts, allowing police to go after big-time dealers.

Under the bill, it would be legal to possess 25 milligrams of heroin, five grams of marijuana, half a gram of cocaine, as well as small amounts of LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, amphetamines, and a hallucinogenic cactus, peyote.

All that remains is for President Fox to sign the bill into law, a certainty despite American reservations, as it was he that proposed the legislation in 2004.

"This law gives police and prosecutors better legal tools to combat drug crimes that do so much damage to our youth and children," his spokesman said.

While unhappy about any law that made the availability of drugs more widespread and fearing a massive flow of drug tourists heading south, America has avoided direct condemnation of the bill.

The new Mexican bill closes legal loopholes that have allowed drug users to be prosecuted while dealers walk free.

It will allow local judges and the police to decide whether a person should be prosecuted.

Even those caught with small amounts of drugs, legal under the new law, will have to go before a judge, prove they are addicts and seek treatment.

The sale of drugs or their use in public would still be illegal.

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


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KEYWORDS: warondrugs; wod; wodlist
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1 posted on 05/06/2006 7:28:56 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
This is old news. Fox has already caved to USA pressure and sent it back to their Congress for a rewrite.
2 posted on 05/06/2006 7:31:00 AM PDT by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: COUNTrecount

Good. Now maybe they'll go back.


3 posted on 05/06/2006 7:31:52 AM PDT by TightyRighty
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To: TightyRighty

LOL, what do you think they carry with them when they enter?


4 posted on 05/06/2006 7:33:57 AM PDT by kallisti
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To: COUNTrecount

This will become a huge disaster, increasing illicit traffic across the border dramatically.

Pay attention, libertarians: Mexico will be uninhabitable within a few years.


5 posted on 05/06/2006 7:35:02 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: COUNTrecount

That loud crash you just heard was the Libertarians jumping to the other side of the immigration debate...







::lighten up everyone, it's a joke::


6 posted on 05/06/2006 7:36:32 AM PDT by mnehring (http://abaraxas.blogspot.com)
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To: COUNTrecount
Mexico has passed a sweeping bill legalizing the possession of small quantities of almost all illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine.

The regime, likely to be one of the most liberal in the world, is designed to avoid clogging prisons with drug addicts, allowing police to go after big-time dealers.

This makes plenty of sense. Maybe on the next reform they can legalize small amounts of rape and murder which will free up the el copo's to go after the big-time rapists and serial and mass murderers.

7 posted on 05/06/2006 7:41:55 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: The Old Hoosier
Pay attention, libertarians: Mexico will be uninhabitable within a few years.

So Mexico today is a peaceful and successful nation with all its drug laws?

8 posted on 05/06/2006 7:42:18 AM PDT by ran15
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To: COUNTrecount

"Next stop: MEXICO, mannnnnnnnnnnnnnn -- !"

9 posted on 05/06/2006 7:42:55 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: COUNTrecount
If this passes, it will be (another) excellent reason--and excuse (as though we needed one)--for fortifying the border, stationing the armed forces along the U.S.-Mexico border, and scrutinizing those crossing the border into the U.S. as stringently as people are screened before bordering air planes.

This should be done not only to prevent the importation of drugs but also the immigration of terrorists and their weapons and potential weapons.

10 posted on 05/06/2006 7:43:29 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Spirit of Flight 93 is the Spirit of America!)
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To: The Old Hoosier
This will become a huge disaster, increasing illicit traffic across the border dramatically. Pay attention, libertarians: Mexico will be uninhabitable within a few years.

I thought it already was?

If it were inhabitable now, we wouldn't have an illegal immigration problem!

11 posted on 05/06/2006 7:59:30 AM PDT by mc6809e
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To: COUNTrecount

"Mmmmmmmmmmm MMMMMMMMMMM! I am lovin' me some MEXICO, baybay -- !"

12 posted on 05/06/2006 8:14:44 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: COUNTrecount

I dont believe in filling jails with drug addicts either. I am in favor of having police make anyone caught with drugs eat whatever drugs they are caught with and then going home.


13 posted on 05/06/2006 8:35:27 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: jackbenimble

I've got a little secret..when it comes to Mexico this thing is a big joke.


14 posted on 05/06/2006 8:40:27 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: kallisti
LOL, what do you think they carry with them when they enter?

Enough for first and last month and security deposit. Mexico's head start program.

15 posted on 05/06/2006 8:45:04 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: The Old Hoosier
Mexico will be uninhabitable within a few years

I am trying not to be too sarcastic here--but how will we tell the difference between now and then. :-)
16 posted on 05/06/2006 8:45:19 AM PDT by cgbg (Should traitors live long enough to have book deals?)
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To: ran15
So Mexico today is a peaceful and successful nation with all its drug laws?

No, but at least it's habitable and visitable.

17 posted on 05/06/2006 8:55:59 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might.)
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To: cowboyway
Maybe on the next reform they can legalize small amounts of rape and murder

Rape and murder violate rights; drug use does not.

18 posted on 05/06/2006 1:07:48 PM PDT by Know your rights (The modern enlightened liberal doesn't care what you believe as long as you don't really believe it.)
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To: cowboyway

As Know Your Rights has already said, peoples rights arent violated by responsible personal drug use.

The "drug use is equal to murder" argument is beyond all common sense and logic.


19 posted on 05/06/2006 2:05:51 PM PDT by boulderite20
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To: COUNTrecount

Fox vetoed this Libertarian/Drug Lords bill of possession rights.


20 posted on 05/06/2006 2:07:06 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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