In a significant break from years of drug policy, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has actually proposed an end to restriction in a strategy that would legalize all presently controlled substances.
“The ‘war on drugs’ has actually intensified the general public illness positioned by presently prohibited compounds to a public security crisis,” according to the Advancement Strategy.
In his administration’s National Advancement Prepare for 2019-2024, a five-year policy summary launched recently, Obrador kept in mind that the country’s present “prohibitionist method is unsustainable.”
A costs to legislate marijuana and enable its industrial sale was presented by Sen. Olga Sanchez Cordero last November. It’s still working its method through the legal procedure.
Mexico is currently on a set course to marijuana legalization. In 2015 the nation’s Supreme Court stated the restriction of marijuana unconstitutional, requiring Obrador and Mexico’s legislators to collaborate to craft legislation to officially legislate and control it.
Drug reform leaders in the United States hailed the relocation. “Mexico’s president is appropriately recognizing among the significant motorists of violence and corruption in his nation: the restriction of drugs,” stated Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. “The next action is to equate words into action, by pursuing both a domestic and global program of drug policy reform, grounded in regard for human rights.”
As an option, Obrador states Mexico will “renounce the claim of combating dependencies by forbidding the compounds that produce them” and use medical guidance, individual detox treatments, and controlled prescription dosages to those who experience dependency.
” The only genuine possibility of minimizing the levels of drug intake is to raise the restriction on those that are presently prohibited,” Obrador’s policy declaration checked out, “and reroute the resources presently predestined to fight their transfer and use them in programs– huge, however individualized– of reinsertion and detoxing.”