The use of controlled substances, including marijuana is a violation of Mexican law and punishable by fine and/or imprisonment. Generally speaking, the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is punishable by a fine and/or minimum jail time. Quantities of more than (1) ounce may be handled by the Federal drug authorities with more serious criminal charges, including charges of possession with intent to distribute, etc. These charges carry sentences ranging from one month to 10 years in prison. Persons caught smoking marijuana typically receives fines and/or one to seven days in jail. Depending upon the availability of a magistrate at the time of the arrest, a person may sit in jail overnight or longer for possession of one marijuana cigarette.

The possession of cocaine is more serious than the possession of marijuana; 1 to 2 grams of cocaine has a penalty that runs from 2 years 9 months to 4 years and 3 months for first time offenders.

Mexican police run undercover pro-active narcotics operations on a regular basis pretending to be drug dealers selling marijuana to consumers. They arrest those that purchase for unlawful purchase and possession of marijuana. For your own safety, do not purchase, possess or use illegal drugs in México. Also take into consideration that drug use is not permitted at Baja Studios, there are uniformed police at the studio property that would be obligated to arrest violators.

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