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Mexico Enacts Law Decriminalizing Possession Of Small Amounts Of Narcotics

LADB Article ID: 50766
Category/Department: Mexico
Date: 2009-08-26
By: LADB Staff

Mexico has enacted a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of narcotics while promoting efforts for addicts to obtain treatment. The controversial legislation, which went into effect upon its publication in the federal register (Diario Oficial de la Federacion) in late August, is intended to free up law-enforcement agencies from prosecuting small-scale users and concentrate instead on the larger war on drugs.

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