Via Radley Balko: Mexico Lawmakers Reclaim Sovereignty From DEA
On December 15, Mexico lawmakers passed a law reining in the asymmetrical, imperialist influence of the United Statesâ€™ Drug Enforcement Administration within the country. Supporters hailed the move as a reclamation of national sovereignty. […]
This limits their activities in the country to information-gathering, eliminates their legal immunity and assigns them reporting obligations. Agents will no longer be able to unilaterally execute arrests and raids, and will have to seek authorization from the Mexican federal government for their weapons. Permission from a newly formed security panel is also now required of any Mexican state or municipal official meeting with them.
This is good news, and way overdue.
While it hasn’t been talked about as much in recent times as the emphasis has been on marijuana legalization, the DEA, which has often acted as if it operates outside the law, certainly hasn’t been stopped. They may be less able to focus on marijuana, but they’ve still been pushing the drug war.
Drug warriors invested in the global dominance of the DEA have denounced the legislation. A few days before the Senate passed the law, US Attorney William Barr stated he was â€œtroubledâ€ by the legislation…
I note Vanda Felbab-Brown is delusional as ever:
So long Plan Mexico…
I’m down in the Sonoran desert again and now happily not a legal issue here w/ my cannabis consumption.
I’m living in one of those “snow bird” RV Parks (until mid-spring) and have started sharing how to make edibles with some of my elderly neighbors. My little sis has had problems sleeping for years but now she eats a tiny (THC) brownie every night before bed and is sleeping great.
2020 has been quite the year. Truthfully it’s a year that can just get eliminated from our calendars… crikey.
Police choke holds are not safe according to neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital:
Psychedelics can be used to treat trauma induced by racism:
Interesting. Psychedelics were not very helpful to me with my PTSD. Only cannabis has actually made a dent in my hyper vigilance and traumatic memories. With cannabis I no longer endlessly relive those moments, and can think about them without coming completely undone. They stay in the old memory vault where they donâ€™t ruin my life. I donâ€™t have the experience of working with trauma using all of the new therapies, not being in practice anymore. Could be something there, but for my money and emotional stability, it is Cannabis all day.
Oh yeah, happy holidays, couchmates.
Addiction to methamphetamine differs between male and female rats, suggesting a role for estrogen in the human addiction sequence:
Cannabis treatment for PTSD has a new genetic foundation, one that may help genetically explain the useful effectiveness of cannabinoids for those who self-medicate for the disease: