Mexico moves quietly to decriminalize minor drug use

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Mexico moves quietly to decriminalize minor drug use

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http://www.latimes.com/features/health/ ... 6338.story

Not quite sure how they think any problems can be solved by de-criminalisation only - unless 'concentrating their efforts on the supply' is just a subterfuge.

If you tolerate usage and therefore legitamise demand, you need to accept the supply side too.



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doobydave wrote:http://www.latimes.com/features/health/ ... 6338.story

Not quite sure how they think any problems can be solved by de-criminalisation only - unless 'concentrating their efforts on the supply' is just a subterfuge.

If you tolerate usage and therefore legitamise demand, you need to accept the supply side too.
Perhaps moving towards a Dutch statergy....
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Maybe, but the Dutch strategy is broken IMO.

It's a positive step though.

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doobydave wrote:Maybe, but the Dutch strategy is broken IMO.

It's a positive step though.
Your right, but its alot better than most in place in the world.

Hopefully American states will start to legalise, might prompt the UK into improving its stance.
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Not quite sure how they think any problems can be solved by de-criminalisation only - unless 'concentrating their efforts on the supply' is just a subterfuge.

If you tolerate usage and therefore legitamise demand, you need to accept the supply side too.


Spot on dave! The only way to win the 'war' on drugs is to stop waging it, take the supply out of the hands of the criminals, educate, educate, educate and the rest is a health issue, not criminal. So simple, yet so complicated too. :roll: :shock: :lol:

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.....Not quite sure how they think any problems can be solved by de-criminalisation only - unless 'concentrating their efforts on the supply' is just a subterfuge.

If you tolerate usage and therefore legitamise demand, you need to accept the supply side too. .....
Yes, that makes sense in a closed system. However, the demand is largely from outside the system.

IMO, the problem lies on the US side of the border. The drugs are, mainly, going into the US. So, unless the US drops its drug demand, then the supply will always be there to fill the demand. (Economics 101)

Furthermore, it is the US guns flowing south into Mexico, completely unchecked, that facilitate the violence. Hence, unless the US curbs its sale of guns (not bloodly likely, given the power of the NRA), AND the US legalises/decriminalises drugs, then the violence will continue.

IMO, drug wars are, at best, futile. They serve, simply, to line the pockets of criminals and to give the police forces unjustified powers and monies. Meanwhile, the drug/alcohol use continues. It is rather sad to realise that those in power learned nothing from the alcohol prohibition of the 1920's-1930's.

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