Maximum Personal Limits: Mexico Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Other Drugs

Mexico decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine and heroin on Friday, August 21, 2009, which sets clearly defined limits that keep Mexico’s corruption-prone police from extorting casual users. The new law also offers addicts free treatment to keep growing domestic drug use in check.

“This is not legalization, this is regulating the issue and giving citizens greater legal certainty.”

— Bernardo Espino del Castillo of the attorney general’s office.

The question people are asking …
What are the legal amount of drugs you can possess in Mexico?

Maximum Person Limits of Drugs for Personal Use Allowed in Mexico
Marijuana: maximum for “personal use” limit under equals 5 grams (about four joints)
Cocaine: maximum for “personal use” limit equals 0.5 gram (about 4 “lines”)
Heroin: maximum for “personal use” limit equals 50 milligrams
Methamphetamine: maximum for “personal use” limit equals 40 milligrams
LSD: maximum for “personal use” limit equals 0.015 milligrams

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