Mexico City considers creating marijuana smoking 'clubs'Submitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 08:11
3:15PM BST 05 Sep 2013
The capital hosted a three-day forum on drug policy amid a growing debate in Latin America over the course of the region's deadly struggle against trafficking, with President Enrique Pena Nieto taking a stance against legalisation.
Esthela Damian, a councilman of the city's ruling Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), said AFP the proposals on the table include allowing the cultivation of three cannabis plants per person, as well as a system of co-operatives or "non-profit private clubs."
The US states of Washington and Colorado voted to legalise the recreational use of marijuana last year, a move that shocked the Mexican government as it faces cartel violence that has left more than 70,000 people dead in the past seven years.