The L. A. Times is reporting that Mexico could soon be a very popular destination for the stoner crowd:
MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Vicente Fox will sign a bill that would legalize the use of nearly every drug and narcotic sold by the same Mexican cartels he’s vowed to fight during his five years in office, a spokesman said Tuesday.
The list of illegal drugs approved for personal consumption by Mexico’s Congress last week is enough to make one dizzy — or worse.
Cocaine. Heroin. LSD. Marijuana. PCP. Opium. Synthetic opiates. Mescaline. Peyote. Psilocybin mushrooms. Amphetamines. Methamphetamines.
And the per-person amounts approved for possession by anyone 18 or older could easily turn any college party into an all-nighter: half a gram of coke, a couple of Ecstasy pills, several doses of LSD, a few marijuana joints, a spoonful of heroin, 5 grams of opium and more than 2 pounds of peyote, the hallucinogenic cactus.
Needless to say the folks in Washington aren’t amused while the drug users are practically dancing in the streets. Personally, though I’ve never been a drug user myself and have no intentions of starting, I congratulate the people in Mexico for managing to learn the lessons of Prohibition our own government seems incapable of grasping.