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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Today's outrage

Well, it was another day of Christian persecution that would make the atrocities of ancient Rome look like the 700 Club here at the Beauty Palace, but I couldn't let Mexico's latest move go without comment:
Mexican President Vicente Fox will sign a bill that would legalize the use of nearly every drug and narcotic sold by the same Mexican cartels he's vowed to fight during his five years in office, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The list of illegal drugs approved for personal consumption by Mexico's Congress last week is enough to make one dizzy — or worse.

Cocaine. Heroin. LSD. Marijuana. PCP. Opium. Synthetic opiates. Mescaline. Peyote. Psilocybin mushrooms. Amphetamines. Methamphetamines.

And the per-person amounts approved for possession by anyone 18 or older could easily turn any college party into an all-nighter: half a gram of coke, a couple of Ecstasy pills, several doses of LSD, a few marijuana joints, a spoonful of heroin, 5 grams of opium and more than 2 pounds of peyote, the hallucinogenic cactus.

The law would be among the most permissive in the world, putting Mexico in the company of the Netherlands. Critics, including U.S. drug policy officials, already are worrying that it will spur a domestic addiction problem and make Mexico a narco-tourism destination.
This is utterly symptomatic of our neighbor to the south's poor work ethic: They'd sooner throw up their hands up in the air to deal with the problem, rather than showing a little ingenuity... like strong-arming their housekeepers into scoring their drugs for them. Do we really want to grant these laggards amnesty? Disgraceful!


  • At May 04, 2006 10:24 AM, Blogger Brian FInch said…

    Here Here! It's bad enough that it takes a week to do an hours job in Mexico, but if you add a stoned worker it's going to take forever.

    It's really too bad that Crystal doesn't make you more productive. Otherwise, you could get so much more done in a day!

    I'm glad I got HIV so I could get my Medical Marijuana licence,I can have up to 250 grams on me, and be perfectly legal.

    As much as I like drugs, and out of personal self interest of not being hassled for smoking a joint in Puerto Vallarta, this is not softening up the laws, its turning them into water.

    I know that the neo-cons are going to be pitching a fit. When we had the bill for decriminalizing pot, the Cons where yelling how were were going to launch a chemical warfare attack.

    That bill died when the goverment went down. I can only imagine the cons freaking out now.

    A fellow blogger was complaining about how people who don't live in the US, and never will, comment on what goes on there. Does that mean I'm not supposed to have an opinion about Mexico's laws either?

    Fortunately for us, Faith-based beauty and glamour makes us worldly enough to several of the few that can have these informed international discussions.


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