MEXICO CITY - The United States reacted cautiously on Saturday to a Mexican measure that would make it legal to carry small amounts of cocaine, heroin and other drugs for personal use.
News of the decriminalization did not make the front pages of any major Mexico City newspaper, nor was it discussed in editorials. It was slightly better publicized in the north of the country, where turf wars between rival drugs gangs have caused hundreds of killings along the Mexico-U.S. border, but was still overshadowed by news about immigration.
I think that this is a very good plan. Mexico needs to focus their law enforcement agencies on the drug cartels, not the average Joe smoking some weed on the street. The biggest critics in America will most likely be the Conservatives, rambling on about the potential dangers of drug use. Mention the potential dangers of gun use to them, and explain that by their own logic, guns should be outlawed because they can be potentially dangerous, and watch their heads spin. It’s sort of entertaining.