Saturday, August 22, 2009

A small pot

Wow, the floodgates are about to burst here I guess.

I do think that looking at decriminalizing marijuana and taxing and regulating its sale makes some sense. A TABC for marijuana sales if you will.

If done punish the folks that grow and sell it for other crimes like tax-evasion.

What? I'm just sayin'

Mexico decriminalizes small-scale drug possession

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin on Friday—a move that prosecutors say makes sense even in the midst of the government's grueling battle against drug traffickers.

Prosecutors said the new law sets clear limits that keep Mexico's corruption-prone police from extorting casual users and offers addicts free treatment to keep growing domestic drug use in check.

"This is not legalization, this is regulating the issue and giving citizens greater legal certainty," said Bernardo Espino del Castillo of the attorney general's office.

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