Saturday, April 29, 2006

Mexico Decriminalizes Illegal Drugs

Mexico's Senate, on a 53-26 vote, approved a bill decriminalizing possession of limited amounts of drugs including marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, LSD, heroine and peyote. The bill, already approved by Congress only needs the final green light from the executive to become law.

Presidential spokesperson, Rubén Aguilar welcomed the news in an AP interview: "This law gives police and prosecutors better legal tools to combat drug crimes".

President Vicente Fox himself proposed the law in January 2004 and is widely expected to sign the bill.

The news is rising eyebrows in the U.S.

"Any law that would decriminalize dangerous drugs would not be helpful", said an Embassy spokespan.

San Diego’s Mayor Jerry Sanders called the bill “appallingly stupid.”


At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As if Mexico wasn't attractive enough as a vacation spot.....



At 2:37 PM, Blogger Erin R. said...

I completely disagree with the naysayers. Decriminalization of drugs is absolutely a step in the direction towards personal freedom, something the USA touts but often knows little about. Hopefully our country, when it sees that Mexico doesn't crumble and burn down like Sodom & Gomorra will think about decriminalizing marijuana. Until then, I think some of us will just have to haul our butts down to Mexico more than once a year for Spring Break. :-)


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