Mexico: Drugs are no different than bubble gum

Or at least that’s the impression I get after discovering that there is nothing illegal about having small quantities of cocaine, heroine, and marijunana.

Mexico’s Congress on Friday approved a bill decriminalizing possession of small quantities of marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and even heroin for personal use, prompting U.S. criticism that the measure could harm anti-drug efforts.

“No charges will be brought against … addicts or consumers who are found in possession of any narcotic for personal use,” according to the Senate bill, which also lays out allowable quantities for an array of other drugs, including LSD, ecstasy and amphetamines.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the matter? US Anti-drug advocates are squirming in their seats with this one.