Skip to comments.Mexico City mulls legalizing sale of marijuana
Posted on 02/13/2014 5:35:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
Leftist lawmakers in Mexico Citys legislature introduced a bill Thursday that would legalize the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalizes the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country.
It wasnt immediately clear how wide support was for the idea within the local assembly, which is controlled by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, but Mayor Manuel Mancera backed the idea and the legislature is one of the most liberal in Mexico. It has previously legalized abortion and gay marriage.
The ambitious plan is sure to create controversy in a country gripped by drug-related violence in several regions and where President Enrique Peña Nieto has insisted that legalization would not reduce crime. If passed, the legislation would apply only inside the city, which has about 8 million residents, although its not clear if all 21 million people in the metropolitan area could take advantage of the law.
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Keep ‘em high and stupid! It’s the Marxist way!
Well there ya go - that’ll fix things right up!