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Mexico and Argentina move towards decriminalising drugs In a backlash against the US 'war on dr

• Current/Guardian
Argentina and Mexico have taken significant steps towards decriminalising drugs amid a growing Latin American backlash against the US-sponsored "war on drugs". Argentina's supreme court has ruled it unconstitutional to punish people for using marijuana for personal consumption, an eagerly awaited judgment that gave the government the green light to push for further liberalisation. It followed Mexico's decision to stop prosecuting people for possession of relatively small quantities of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs. Instead, they will be referred to clinics and treated as patients, not criminals. Brazil and Ecuador are also considering partial decriminalisation as part of a regional swing away from a decades-old policy of crackdowns still favoured by Washington. "The tide is clearly turning. The 'war on drugs' strategy has failed," Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a former Brazilian president, told the Guardian. Earlier this year, h

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Comment by Anonymous ()
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On this one I agree with Oyate on all counts!

Comment by TL Winslow (21344)
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At least Mexico is ahead of the U.S. in drug decriminalization, as well as world records for Thriller dancing. Did I mention that it's time the U.S. Congress invited the Mexican people to dissolve their corrupt govt. and join the U.S. as the "51st state" (10+ states)? Too bad, after decriminalizing mary jane they might be slower to accept. Click to read my Megamerge Dissolution Solution showing how the Obama admin. can do it. Why not combine drug decriminalization in the U.S. at the same time? 

Comment by Found Zero (11589)
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I'm advised by counsel to offer the following disclaimer:

All of my preceding was based on publicly available information at the time I submitted my research paper "why kids should never do drugs" in the 8th grade for Mrs. Drislane. Any implied familiarity, knowlege or intimacy with the pot trade I may have implied in the above renderings are attributable to  poetic license, a well-known and recognized journalistic technique in today's day and age. I have never smoked pot, seen pot or even a real-live pot-head or I would have shot them on sight and without warning, then turned in their scalps for what I am told is a handsome bounty.

Comment by Found Zero (11589)
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To almost every segment of society, pot heads are safer and more reliable than other elements.

Pot heads are seldom involved in car accidents because they all have girl friends who drive to the store for them.

Pot heads are highly unlikely to molest children because children remind them of responsibility and make them highly uncomfortable.

You don't need to screen pot heads for drugs in the work place because they never show up for work.

Pot heads are the change-machines of the universe. In the days when men relied upon pay-phones, pot-heads were our salvation because they can always, AWAYS change a buck. Often with the change you gave them last week.

The corporate-agricultural model in general has yet to appreciate this vast, under-utilized labor force. As John McCain and other famously said there are jobs Americans won't do, well maybe not for money but just let them grow weed and smoke all they want and you'll swear to God these people can live on grass. Literally. It's quite amazing. Their bodies have the capability to synthesize proteins and nutrients out of pot smoke. Don't underestimate their capabilty as geneticists.

From the banal to the technical to the sublime and right back to plain adorable, pot heads are known to have a higher than normal per-capita concentration of clowns and balloon-animal performers, making them great at kids parties.

Almost every segment of our great society can and has benefitted from the great unseen force, the People Of Pot, ordinary Americans, ordinary criminals working every day to make our great nation safer and more enjoyable.

The time has come for every patriotic American to say YES to American industry and YES to American families and YES to all the 24-hour pizza shops throughout our great land.

And May God Bless America, to Her people and the many fine men and women in service of the federal government.

Comment by Found Zero (11589)
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Nobody has sold this to the ABCDEFG boys properly either. Again we return to science.

See, native peoples all over the world are generally really chill because they hang out and live off the bounty of nature and they occasionally crave exitement. So doing uppers is really cool to them.

Europeans on the other hand are always stressed about their financial sky coming down on them so they gravitate to depressives like beer and weed.

Everybody knows people on uppers such as angel-dust, crystal-meth, a 5-day coke binge & etc. are way, way harder to handle.

If we just amp up the weed supply, cops will be safer. See the coke head hides his stash when he thinks the cops are coming and grabs his gun. The pot head does exactly the opposite. They hide the gun and bullets and start smoking pot as fast as their tarred up lungs can suck the bong. Then they all sit in a circle in the lotus position and starting chanting "Om Shanti" either until you guys show up and bust them for drugs or they just decide to listen to music and order pizza.

This is making your job, you in ABCDEFG, easier and safer every day. Plus you get pizza at least 50% of the time.

There's something for everybody in my omnibus "Save Our Domestic Weed Insustry" package. Indulge me further and I'll continue to elucidate.

Comment by Found Zero (11589)
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I know, I know, I can already hear you "law and order republicans" in the back of my head with your counter-argument. I've heard it so many times it's running like a broken record in my mind:

"Really good weed does and should cost serious money, otherwise anybody will get to have it".

Yup, see your rick Law And Order RHINO (see that's a compound acronym) wants what others can't have. He wants the most expensive boat, the most expensive women and the most expensive weed. And blow, but let's face it, the geography and climate of the USA just isn't suited to coca production.

We seem to be set up perfect because if the Mexicans could have produced stink bud they only had like what, 50 years to try? D'oh! Fail!

So have no fear oh children of senators, congressmen and business magnates, our vast head-start in the science of stank insures that you'll have something new and exotic for years to come.

Comment by Found Zero (11589)
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If only president Obama would listen. It's the Mexicans, who already took over most of our manufacturing, coming to finish off the domestic pot growing industry and WE JUST CAN'T AFFORD TO LOOSE ANY MORE JOBS.

Look, weed, believe it or not, really good weed, is a high-tech industry.Years of extensive training in botany, HVAC, agronomy, clean-room technology, hydroponics, genetics, accounting, money laundering and administrative work are required.

We should be EXPORTING weed to Mexico because all they grow there is dirt bunk chud bud anyway. Here in the USA we have some of the finest, most equipped, trained and expert bud-doctors in the world. We should be running weed universities and insitutions of learning. I TELL YOU, AMERICA COULD BE NUMBER ONE AGAIN!

But no. "Reefer Madness" is even worse than H1N1. Gotta pay the checks over at DHS, FBI, BATF, ABCDEFG, ETC.

Go ahead, ruin what's left of America, just don't say I didn't tell you so.