Actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal were among the 67 Mexican artists, politicians, intellectuals and attorneys who signed a petition requesting full decriminalization of marijuana consumption, Fox News Latino reported.
The petition was published in several dailies and was signed by writers Juan Villoro, Javier Sicilia and Ángeles Mastretta, former Health Secretary Julio Frenk, and attorneys Agustín Acosta and Fernando Gómez Mont, among others.
The Mexican celebrities pointed out marijuana is far less addictive than tobacco. They also claimed legalizing marijuana would help decrease criminal activity in the country. “Criminalization increases the (street) price of drugs,” while the country’s drug cartels get much of their revenue from marijuana sales, they said.