NAR Mexico drug - Mexico: Drug Policy Ashleigh Raso 2006 In...

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Mexico: Drug Policy Mexico: Drug Policy Ashleigh Raso Ashleigh Raso
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2006 2006 In 2006 a new “war on drug” bill was introduced, by then president, Vincent Fox. This bill had two parts 1 Part 1: Allowed the State and Municipal Government to fight drug dealers. Before this point it was only a federal crime, and only federal courts were involved. This part passed in January. Part 2: Decriminalized several drugs, allowed “consumers” to have a maximum amount of drugs in possession. Unknown, page 1, www.stopthedrugwar.org
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Why is this important to our study? Why is this important to our study? This new drug bill was an new innovative way to deal with drugs. It benefits each country to look at what others have done and what works and what doesn’t. This is a prime example of U.S. influence on how Mexico does business
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Decriminalization? Decriminalization? The Decriminalization meant that it automatically be unpunishable by law for a Mexican citizen to be carrying a certain amount of drugs on them 5 grams of Marijuana (about 4 joints) 25 Milligrams of Heroin (about 4 “lines”) .5 Gram of cocaine 2/10ths gram of ecstasy .25 Gram of psydelic mushrooms 2.2 Pounds of Peyoto Cactus
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The sale of drugs wouldn’t be regulated or taxed Would not be punished for carrying specified amounts, no appearance before a judge, but one could be brought in for questioning Selling and Using drugs in public would not be permitted
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The Bill The Bill The bill lessened penalties for drug carriers and stiffened them for street level drug dealers Decriminalized major drugs No provisions for the legal sale and regulation of drugs Goal was to concentrate efforts on major drug cartel and not waste time on less offenders 2 Prior to the proposed bill a drug user could claim to be an addict and seek exemption from punishment, this bill would drop the addict rule, because everyone was now “consumers” Not retroactive, all that were currently in jail or serving a
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