Mexicos regering: Al narkotika skal afkriminaliseres
CNBC beskriver hvorledes Mexicos regering, under ledelse af præsident Andrés Manuel López Obrador, nu planlægger at afkriminalisere al narkotika, og altså ikke bare cannabis, sådan som det er sket i visse amerikanske stater.
Mexico has drafted plans to decriminalize all currently illegal drugs after admitting that the current “war on drugs” is endangering public safety.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sketched out the country’s radical change of plan in his administration’s National Development Plan for 2019-2024, released last week.
Under a new approach, drugs would not become legal, but arrests would be replaced by enforcing medical treatments including detoxification programs and attempts to break addictions.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has estimated that as much as $29 billion in cash flows across the border to Mexican drug gangs each year.