Mexico: Exaggerated Reaction to Mexico's New Drug Law

Boz comments on the exaggerated reactions to a clarification of Mexico's legal code regarding drugs. He labels the new policy a “step forward for Mexico's legal system,” but adds that “it's unlikely to have major effects on the country's drug problem.” Dr. Steven Taylor, however, argues that legalizing the possession of small amounts of some substances, “frees up police and other officials to focus on bigger time criminals and also frees up jail space (and therefore money).”

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