Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 02:24 (133 days ago)

Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by Yandosan, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 02:37 (133 days ago) @ cd69

Hasn't this almost happened about 3 times in the recent
Past?

Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 02:40 (133 days ago) @ Yandosan

Almost but no cigars...but apparently there seems to be more willingness to get this approved this time. Of course things can change but that would be huge for Mexico. Getting the cartels out of any drugs would not hurt...

Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by Casa Juan @, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 07:23 (133 days ago) @ cd69

approved for medical purposes in the past year. There is a vendor on Benito Juarez that loudly proclaims the main ingredient of the lotions he sells.

Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by Keytime @, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 09:06 (133 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Cartels out of drugs? Dream on. Cartels will go where the easiest and most money is. If not MJ it will be Oil, Avocado's,etc. I suggest granting the growth of the legal MJ to the cartels. Give them a job they can make money at.

Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by Ottawa Joe, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:21 (133 days ago) @ Keytime

Then maybe they will pay taxes on the money as well. LOL
Is there such a huge pent up demand for marijuana in Mexico that it is going to become the largest market? Oh well they will always have those valleys up in the Copper Canyon where poppies grow quite well to sustain business.

Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by Yandosan, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:38 (133 days ago) @ Ottawa Joe

Not necessarily the largest market but a big one. Remember
that US prohibition of evil 'marihuana' was based
on myths about those 'dirty' Mexicans and what crimes
they would commit under the influence of this demon weed.

Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by D-Loco, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 16:54 (132 days ago) @ Keytime

Weed isn't and hasn't been much in means of confiscation at the border for quite a while. Aside from the USA and Canada having their own awesome supply of flower, concentrates and edibles it's bulky, strong scented and doesn't bring the prices it used to back when Cartels handled it. Meth, Fentanyl (and other opiates), coke, humans and counterfeit consumer products are certainly going across in massive amounts tho while guns and cash come back in.

Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by Ottawa Joe, Sunday, March 14, 2021, 15:43 (131 days ago) @ D-Loco

Yah, I have suspected for a while that the Cartels have given up on weed as its bulky and doesnt fetch the kind of $$ other products do and so what if Mexico eases the restrictions on MJ its a third page story, but good for Mexicans for sure. 10 minute walk from our house in Ottawa to the closest distributor.
PS those Poppies growing the on the mountain side sure looked pretty.

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Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by mosesk, Ojai, CA, USA, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 16:36 (132 days ago) @ Casa Juan

approved for medical purposes in the past year. There is a vendor on Benito Juarez that loudly proclaims the main ingredient of the lotions he sells.

Saw him today
Smelled his product
Was pain free for rest of afternoon

...just kidding...

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by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 12:37 (133 days ago) @ cd69

It is a great first step. Anything that helps get us away from the "war on drugs" of the past 50 years is positive in my mind. Unfortunately they don't seem to have learned lessons about over regulation from those that have gone before (i.e. California and Canada) so Mexico will probably see little impact to the illicit trade from this particular bill in the short term. From what I have read the regulations are so stringent that it will be prohibitive for people to comply with them if they don't have significant resources to invest. Consequently the product on the legal market will probably still be too expensive to significantly impact the illicit market. We shall see though and hopefully I am wrong about that. One of the best parts is that it decriminalizes posesion for private use.

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

Interesting Mexican news on the drug scene

by Yandosan, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 12:41 (133 days ago) @ hromero

Wait a sec...are you criticizing Nixon's drug war?
Calling it a failure?? A fiasco ? The audacity! The nerve!

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by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 12:47 (133 days ago) @ Yandosan

Hahah! I know, shocking right? I don't know why I would think that a policy that by all credible measures hasn't done a single thing to reduce drug use and increased the number of incarcerated americans by the millions should be called a failure:-]

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

"We Couldn't Have Done Worse If We Tried"

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 13:45 (133 days ago) @ hromero

Orange County (south of Los Angeles, California) Prosecutor turned Judge reflects back on the disastrous War on Drugs.
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-mar-29-me-lopez29-story.html

An alternative view of the relationship of Mexico, the US, and the War on Drugs
https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2018/2/4/is-mexico-the-most-dangerous-country-on-earth

What science says about marijuana (Psst! It is far less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/opinion/what-science-says-about-marijuana.html?hpw&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWel...

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"We Couldn't Have Done Worse If We Tried"

by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, March 13, 2021, 13:49 (133 days ago) @ Padrino

:megusta:

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

"We Couldn't Have Done Worse If We Tried"

by rdcosta @, Sunday, March 14, 2021, 17:24 (131 days ago) @ Padrino

Some very interesting reading, thanks for that