Legalize Pot in Tourist Areas

by Scott ⌂, Mérida, Yucatán, Friday, January 26, 2018, 07:21 (1277 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

Drugs are already openly sold all over the main tourist district here in Playa del Carmen. Right beside the police, no secret to anyone. Young, old, with children, they are shameless, anyone who doesn't look Mexican will get asked if they want to buy drugs.

Last year a number of these guys got shot. Some right on 5th Ave., in the middle of the day, in front of everyone. There must have been at least a dozen shootings either right on 5th, or within a block or two.

I love Playa, and Mexico, and still think this part of the country is much safer than most of the rest, but I really dislike the hypocrisy of allowing drugs to be openly sold here, when so much of the rest of the country has suffered immensely from the drug war. I would much rather that they legalize and regulate. But I don't see how it would work to do it in Quintana Roo & Baja California only. If they're going to do it, they need to do it properly. Not just allow drugs to be openly sold all over town here (like at present), while other parts of the country where the supply is coming from are terrorized.

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