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Mexico and Argentina move towards decriminalising drugs

Argentina and Mexico have taken significant steps towards decriminalising drugs amid a growing Latin American backlash against the US-sponsored "war on drugs"

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As has been seen in Portugal, this approach does tend to cause drug use to go down significantly, and seems to be a reasonable and enlightened policy.

Of course, because it is a reasonable and enlightened approach, such a drug policy will never see the light of day in this country.

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