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Mexico’s new drug use law worries US police

August 27th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Mexico’s new drug use law worries US police

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico now has one of the world’s most liberal laws for drug users after eliminating jail time for small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and even heroin, LSD and methamphetamine.

“All right!” said a grinning Ivan Rojas, a rail-thin 20-year-old addict who endured police harassment during the decade he has spent sleeping in Mexico City’s gritty streets and subway stations.

But stunned police on the U.S. side of the border say the law contradicts President Felipe Calderon’s drug war, and some fear it could make Mexico a destination for drug-fueled spring breaks and tourism.

Tens of thousands of American college students flock to Cancun and Acapulco each year to party at beachside discos offering wet T-shirt contests and all-you-can-drink deals.

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Mexico’s new drug use law worries US police

WARNING: The original story has what some may find to be disturbing pictures of individual drug use.

Many say that the War on Drugs is not a winnable war. I believe they are wrong.

The War on Drugs CAN be won, even now, but to win you must have to have leaders that aren’t afraid to implement bold and drastic plans. It’s got to be fought in an entirely different way. We can’t just go out and bust users and street dealers. We must eradicate the Drug Lords, the suppliers, the crops and the illegal purchase of the chemicals that goes into the making of crack and crystal meth.

Close the border with Mexico. Shut Mexico OFF from ALL U.S. made products until such time that they clean up their own back yard. Disallow ALL travel to Mexico, as well as Central and South America. Vigorously ENFORCE those prohibitions.

Attack and DESTROY the ILLEGAL drug makers in THIS nation, wipe them out. Wipe out the marijuana growers. Burn them out. If they are burned in the process, too bad. It is, after all, WAR!

Addicts? Cut them OFF. Allow them ONE CHANCE at sobriety and rehabilitation. After that, let them leave the USA and go live in Mexico with it’s highly liberal drug usage laws, and NEVER let them return to the USA. In fact, ‘let them leave’ should be reworded, FORCE them to leave. Get straight or get OUT!

I have heard ALL of the arguments concerning a prohibition on drugs, and how a prohibition on booze didn’t work, hence, prohibition on ILLEGAL drugs won’t work either. Booze was a popular item, with the vast majority of Americans, I do NOT believe that cocaine, crack, meth, LSD and heroine enjoy that vast popularity. I am of the opinion that most Americans, those NOT on illegal drugs, are pretty well set against them and would gladly support their demise.

Enacted last week, the Mexican law is part of a growing trend across Latin America to treat drug use as a public health problem and make room in overcrowded prisons for violent traffickers rather than small-time users.

Brazil and Uruguay have already eliminated jail time for people carrying small amounts of drugs for personal use, although possession is still considered a crime in Brazil. Argentina’s Supreme Court ruled out prison for pot possession on Tuesday and officials say they plan to propose a law keeping drug consumers out of the justice system.

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