Mexico & USA Could Decriminalize All Drugs

Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced a new plan to reform the country’s drug laws and negotiate with the United States to follow similar footsteps.

Under the president’s administration, they are working towards decriminalizing illegal drugs and transferring funding for combating the substances and putting the money to fund treatment centers and programs. Mexico has been involved in the ‘war on drugs’ for decades and its president has proposed a plan to make the country more sustainable in many aspects, including drugs.

The president’s proposed plan is called the “National Development Plan.” During his campaign, he constantly pushed for major reforms in Mexico and its prohibition on drugs. Mexico’s Supreme Court issued its fifth ruling on cannabis prohibition in late 2018 that states punishing people for using cannabis violated its constitution.

Mexico’s lawmakers continue to push for the legalization of regulating recreational marijuana use.

The U.S has not publicly addressed André's plan, yet. Countries all around the world have been realizing the unjustifiable money and manpower it has taken to fight against drugs. Now, leaders are looking for a way out of it- working with the problem, rather than against it.