Latin America: Mexican Decriminalization Bill Now Law of the Land

No one here has mentioned the topic of Mexico's bill to decriminalize the personal use of drugs so I thought I would post one of the first and very best articles about it that basically gets straight to the point. Although news of the bill is not directly related to 9/11 truth, I think it's important that people know about it as the drug wars and 9/11 wars are inextricably tied.


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Latin America: Mexican Decriminalization Bill Now Law of the Land

from Drug War Chronicle, Issue #598, 8/21/09

A bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use in Mexico is now the law of the land, although it will not go into effect for one year to give states time to adjust their laws. It was published Thursday in the Official Daily of the Federation, the Mexican equivalent of the Federal Register. (To read the complete text of the bill in Spanish, go to page 83 of the Official Daily.)

According to the new law, the amounts of various drugs decriminalized for personal use are:

* opium -- 2 grams
* cocaine -- 1/2 gram
* heroin -- 1/10 gram
* marijuana -- 5 grams
* LSD -- 150 micrograms
* methamphetamine -- 1/5 gram
* ecstasy -- 1/5 gram

The decriminalization measure is part of a broader bill aimed at reducing "narcomenudeo," or retail drug sales. The bill would allow states and localities to prosecute small-time drug dealing offenses, a power that currently resides only with the federal government. It also allows police to make drug buys to build cases, a break with precedent in Mexico.

Whether the overall bill is a step forward or a step back is open to debate. Read our earlier discussion of the bill here.


Interesting to me since I live in Mexico, but I would rather this site concentrate on 911 and false flag terrorism !!

The "war on drugs" is relevant to 9/11 Truth.

Prior to the so-called War on Terror, one of the primary mechanisms by which governments were slashing the rights of citizens and consolidating illegitimate power was via the so-called War on Drugs. This was true in the U.S. for decades, and was stepped up to a fever pitch as the Cold War was winding down, starting about 1986.

Many of the dynamics employed--and perfected--during this period are now in full swing with the latest manufactured disaster. The media hype, the exaggerations and outright lies, the "war-footing" mentality, it was all there in the drug wars. To say nothing of the fact that, rather than fixing the perceived problem, the policy actually turned it into an even bigger disaster. We've seen that too in the so-called terror fight, where our warmongering has done more to radicalize otherwise regular folks than anything else could have!--which in turn means we have to be even more "vigilant" in the fight against "terror."

The drug wars weren't exactly false-flag terror the way 9/11 was, but there are still parallels. The drug problem used to be just that--a problem, one that humanity has experienced for thousands of years (particularly with alcohol.) The prohibitionist policies took a problem and turned it into a disaster, and then the government would declare "war," only compounding the disaster--which in turn would lead to calls for even greater and more draconian police-state tactics. The hype filled in the remaining gaps to make it appear, as the pathetic William J. Bennett once said, that "the whole republic would go under from cocaine." What we got out of this were some of the worst violations of constitutional (and natural) rights before the Patriot Act, including the stepped-up forfeiture laws.

My experience, having been an activist for legalization in the early 90s, is that carefully examining the dynamics of the "War of Drugs" will help one better understand the "War on Terror"--both the motivation, and also the tactics and methods used. (And in fact, some of the players are the same, particularly in the matter of industrial hemp--one of the primary reasons why marijuana was outlawed.) This background helped me connect the dots when I was confronted with evidence that 9/11 was an inside job, after having accepted the Official Conspiracy Theory for four years.

The "war on drugs" is relevant to 9/11 Truth. Putting an end to it should be among our related goals.

All that's true IMO

but I still hate to see this site stray too far from the main "issue". There's no direct relation betweeen the limited legalization here in Mexico and false flag terror. Here in Mexico it's very obvious that the "war on drugs" is the main vehicle for the militarization of society, as is WOT in the States. So I agree. But this limited legalization bill wont effect that and isn't even a very significant act, IMO. Maybe im wrong.


How's this for a parallel--the very institutions supposedly engaged in keeping drugs out of the U.S. were (that is, some well-placed individuals within these agencies, like DEA and FBI--without even getting into the matter of CIA invovlement) actually involved in the exact opposite--that of helping them get into the U.S., and stifling anyone who attempted to expose them.

Reminds one of our 'Defense' Department and 'Counterterrorism' Task Force.

It offers hope

that things will eventually change and the truth, at least in this case about the War on Drugs, will see the light of day. If enough people start embracing the reality of having been lied to for so many years, and come to realize that drug wars fund terrorism, the more likely they are to doubt the official conspiracy theory of 9/11. Times are changing and the walls are starting to crack . . .