Friday, April 28, 2006

Heroine Legal in Mexico

From this story:

Under the legislation, police will not penalize people for possessing up to 5 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of opium, 25 milligrams of heroin or 500 milligrams of cocaine.

People caught with larger quantities of drugs will be treated as narcotics dealers and face increased jail terms under the plan.

The legal changes will also decriminalize the possession of limited quantities of other drugs, including LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, amphetamines and peyote -- a psychotropic cactus found in Mexico's northern deserts.

It'll be interesting to see how this affects a)the mafia-backed drug trade, and b)drug users.

They're deciding to go after dealers instead of trying to treat users. We'll see how this strategy develops.


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