Or maybe John Galt moved to Mexico

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As a follow-up to my previous blog about Denver basically decriminalizing marijuana possession, our neighbor south of the border looks like it is following Denver’s example:

Mexico decriminalizes small-scale drug possession

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. The new law sets out maximum “personal use” amounts for drugs, also including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those quantities no longer face criminal prosecution.

To our neighbor south of the border I give a hearty ¡Salud!

[Thanks to David Calderwood]

3:54 pm on August 28, 2009