Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Mexico's congress approves bill to decriminalize marijuana and cocaine.

I talked about a truce being setup between the cartels and the Mexican government.

Here is the story on the begining of that truce.

Mexico's congress has approved and sent to President Felipe Calderon a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and cocaine. The measure also would remove bigger drug-dealing offenses from federal court jurisdiction and would allow Mexican states to prosecute as they deem fit. This is a very important step, although it's not quite clear how Calderon will respond.

Like I said, before, the Mexican government fears the cartels. And there is no doubt that the H1N1 virus was a catalist in pushing this legislation forward.

Related thread/story:

Did the Narcos do it

Mexico passes bill on small-scale drugs possession


Bungalow Bill said...

Amazing. I am glad I am not the only one who suspected the flu was a poltical move.

Tom said...

BB, it is an interesting direction the Mexican government has just taken.

El General said...

watch the laws of economics fall into places as they always do... Mexico is ahead of the curve.

Tom said...

El General, my friend in Culiacan had some words for me when the news came out about the congress passing the law.

My freind is going around the neighborhood trying to get people to come together and stop the law.

I listened, meanwhile later today I called and guess who took the cell phone from my friend?

The federalis. They asked a few questions of my friend like who was I, where did I live....

I would venture to say that the narcos will control the elections for the states when the new law is signed.

Things will get really bad, when it is legalized.

BTW, true story on the federalis on taking the phone and wanting to talk to me.

I had hung up before the had grabbed the phone.