AMERICA AND MARIJUANASome states in America have already legalized the use anddistribution of marijuana for medicinal purposes.Such as:• California• New Jersey• New Mexico• Rhode Island• Oregon
Many states around the world have legalized theuse but with some moderations.Such as:• Canada• Europe
CANADA AND AMERICA TAKE A VOTEIn September Canada took a vote for legalizingmarijuana.City Councilor Brian Skakun was asked about thisthis is his response:"I think its about being progressive, Im not goingto judge someone about whether or not theysmoke pot. I tried it when I was younger and Iturned out OK."
But of course not!!!In America its for medical usage only, and it is illegal touse for any other purpose.In Europe and Canada they can only sell you 5 grams.(Thats equal to only about sixth of an ounce)
WHY MEXICO?In Latin America, Mexico has the highest rate of drug violence andhas risen dramatically.Statistics:Homicide Rates in Latin America:• Mexico (24 per 100,000 inhabitants)• Honduras (82), El Salvador (66),• Venezuela (49), Belize (41),• Guatemala (41), Columbia (33)• the Bahamas (28), Brazil (22),• and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico (26).
CHILDREN EITHER LOST FAMILY MEMBERS OR BECAMEVICTIMS THEMSELVES BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY SEEAROUND THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.
Felipe Calderón Hinojosa• December 1, 2006 – November 30, 2012• Anti-drug Campaign (2006)• Captured: 84,000 weapons $437 million in cashEnrique Peña Nieto"placing a higher priority on reducing the violence inMexico than on using arrests and seizures to block theflow of drugs to the United States."Mexico should continue to work with the United Statesgovernment against organized crime, it should not“subordinate to the strategies of other countries.”
"DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION"Mexican Navy• Helps the government by stopping operations of producing and transferring illegal drugs. Also exposing money that was taken part of violators and their organizations.
• Drug trafficking are the cause of many violence in the U.S• 87% of arrest are connected to drug abuse.• Two of the most widely traded drugs and the cause of the most violence and crime in the U.S are Heroin and Marijuana
CANNABIS (MARIJUANA)• It is available by prescription or recommendation in many places including the U.S.• Mexican Cartels biggest investment is from marijuana trafficking in the U.S.• From those investments, they fund other trades such as illegal firearms (that are ultimately used to commit murder and violence)
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT?• Under federal law, it is illegal to possess, use, buy, sell, or cultivate drugs under the Controlled Substances Act.• The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 labeled drugs such as Marijuana and Heroin as illegal.