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Legalisation in U.S. States May Prompt Changes in Mexico's Anti-Drug Policy


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Cal
- 661 days ago - ipsnews.net
The legalisation of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, which will allow the drug to be taxed and regulated, in two U.S. states will prompt debate on anti-drug policies in Mexico as well, and on the coordination of strategies between the two



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Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 11:54 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday November 9, 2012, 2:53 am
It's a good thing! I hope all other states fallow suit.
 

John S. (301)
Friday November 9, 2012, 3:56 am
Will be interesting.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday November 9, 2012, 12:56 pm
Noted , thanks !
 

Paws for the News (499)
Friday November 9, 2012, 1:07 pm
I cant wait to see what will happen?
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday November 9, 2012, 1:14 pm
im curious to see how this all turns out
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday November 9, 2012, 3:19 pm
I'm happy to see progression on this issue that should've never been an issue. End the Drug War.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Friday November 9, 2012, 4:58 pm
"Mexico is a graphic illustration of the mistaken approach used in the repressive drug control policies backed by the U.S. government, according to the experts who spoke to IPS.

The drug war launched when conservative President Felipe Calderón took office in December 2006 put thousands of soldiers on the streets. But the catastrophic results of the strategy include at least 90,000 people killed, 10,000 missing, and 250,000 forced to flee their homes, according to the estimates of human rights groups.

The legalisation of drugs in the United States “would be the most significant structural clash that drug trafficking has experienced in a generation…and would transform the terms of the debate on drugs,” says the IMCO study."
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A TRAGEDY that was TOTALLY UNNECESSARY.
THINK of ALL the lives affected, families affected, children affected, innocents affected! Lives not only destroyed, but lives made intolerable....
ALL because of policies the U.S. wanted Mexico to pursue.....
Because of stupid BIGOTED, PURITAN REASONS that made NO SENSE WHATSOEVER...
TRAGEDY on a MASSIVE SCALE.
And ALL, ALL TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. AVOIDABLE. USELESS. POINTLESS. NOTHING "ACCOMPLISHED". NOTHING WHATSOEVER.
THAT is what the "anti-Marijuana" coalition WANTED.
Don't let them FOOL YOU AGAIN. Drugs should be DE-CRIMINALIZED.
Drugs are a MEDICAL ISSUE. NOT a Police Issue.
Drugs are being USED as an EXCUSE for arrests and destruction of Civil Liberties...
There is NO "NEED" FOR THIS. It is the INCARCERATION that is the point of all this. And the Civil Chaos. And, yes, the gangs and the killings.
The Ruling Oligarchs WANT chaos on the streets - it gives them a REASON TO SUPPRESS DEMOCRACY.
 

Phyllis Baxter (39)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 10:49 am
I've been watching a series on alcohol prohibition in the USA which lasted 14 years and created organized crime and more drinkers than ever before. Learn from history folks- it's never wrong.
 
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