Mexico Legalizes Drugs
In a surprise move from the federal government in Mexico, a law has been enacted legalizing all drugs for personal use.
The law makes it legal to possess and use small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin even L.S.D. and methamphetamines.
The law enacted today defines the amounts that are legal for personal use.
People caught with those amounts would not face criminal prosecution but when caught for a third time the person would be required to complete treatment programs.
Although the government specifies no way of enforcing that the law takes effect tomorrow.
In 2006, a similar bill was considered by then President Vicente Fox.
It was highly criticized by the U.S. government.