Friday, April 28, 2006

Mexico Legalizes it All

From Fox News, of all places:

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Congress approved a bill Friday that would legalize drug possession for personal use — decriminalizing the carrying of small quantities of marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and even heroin. The only step remaining is the signature of the president, whose office indicates he will sign it, despite the implications for the war on drugs.

I've always supported the decriminalization of marijuana in Canada, although I think some of the other substances listed here should remain illegal. What I don't understand is, when the Canadian Libs made any gesture in this direction, the Yankees squealed to high heaven. And yet I have heard nothing similar over this action. I wonder what the difference in the political dynamic is? You'd think the U.S. would be worried more about Cocaine coming up from Mexico than pot coming down from Canada.

Also, the legal limit is five grams of weed. I guess that means that next time I walk into a Mexican bar they won't be waving a bag the size of a bale of alfalfa at me.

(I swear they've got an ongoing scam down there. One guy sells you the weed, and he and the cop split the bribe money you pay when you're busted five minutes later. Then they repeat the process with some other tourist. Not that it's happened to me personally, mind you)


Anonymous said...

You're a wonderful example of Hanlon's Razor.

Anonymous said...

But you're entertaining as heck. And you're sincere. And a third of your points actually make sense and are insightful.