Mexico legalizes drug possession (in small amounts)
Mexico is officially a stoner’s paradise!
The country’s federal government has just legalized almost all types of drugs for personal use. Now, ‘hey men’ can possess and enjoy small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin—even LSD and methamphetamines.
Anyone caught with drug amounts under the personal-use limit will not face criminal prosecution but when caught for a third time, the person would be required to complete treatment programs. No penalties for noncompliance are specified.
According to authorities, the law also protects minor offenders from the corrupt dealings of the Mexican police. Before, those arrested for drug possession—even for small quantities— were handed long jail terms.
This will certainly boost Mexico’s tourism industry. I can already imagine kids (and adults as well) crossing the border to engage in ‘worry-free’ drug use.