19 December 2010

Legality of Marijuana in Mexico

On our recent trip to Coba I asked our guide about the legality of marijuana in Mexico. "Legal, illegal, it doesn't matter. If the cops see a couple construction workers smoking a joint they take them to the outskirts of town, beat the shit out of them. Teach them a lesson. Tourists can usually buy their way out of being taught a lesson."

"So the laws change but the police do not? Who runs this country?" I asked.

Our guide brought his fingers together into a tight ball. "In this country it is always the fist," he smiled.

Just like every other country on Earth.

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