Thursday, August 27, 2009
Mexico decriminalizes drugs
I haven't missed the fact that Mexico last week decriminalized the use and possession of small amounts of drugs -- the equivalent of four marijuana joints, four lines of cocaine, etc. In fact, I've done a fairly major piece for next Sunday's Register Commentary section, citing the experience of Portugal, which decriminalized the possession, use and acquistition (an important aspect) of the equivalent of a 10-day supply of all the previously illicit drugs. It's turned out very well. I'll link to the piece when the Register puts it on the Web site.