New drug bill 'to legalise ecstasy' in ColombiaSubmitted by Temporalist on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 02:28
"Colombia's Justice Minister, Ruth Stella Correa, has said a new drugs bill would legalise the personal use of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy.
The proposal would replace current laws, which ban cocaine and marijuana, although people are not prosecuted for possessing small amounts.
Colombia's legislation is being re-assessed in an attempt to tackle drug use, trafficking and related issues."
""The problem in Colombia is a problem with soft drugs: marijuana and cocaine. The curse of drug trafficking depends fundamentally on cocaine and the decriminalisation in the world will end this business," senator Roy Barreras told Caracol Radio station."
It seems that even as the US seeks to restrict freedoms, other countries are understanding personal choices and responsibilities are best left to individuals and not the state.