The point is, and this is just my opinion, we just got - for the first time since Mexico is a democratic country since 1910 - a leftist government, supported by the lower classes but also highly followed by the liberal, progressive and free thinking population niche.
Is this good? Are we ready as a 3rd world country - even if Mexico city could be considered somewhat as a developed city - to take this step and legalize the use and selling of Marihuana in controled dozes for recreational use?
I´m not really sure, but I think having public polls is a huge step for achieving the legalization of Marihuana, and what a better way of doing it by just doing unnofficial public polls like the one I ran into a few days ago.
While these polls won´t have official results and won´t end up being a reason to legalize the recreational use of marihuana, it is definitely a step forward to having a precedent for when our society is ready for it. The polls are ran by a private company who is severely involved in social issues regarding liberal topics and are not sponsored by any government entity.
The polls are "guarded" by a person who makes sure that everyone participating only does it one time and makes sure the person is serious about their participation. The person guarding the poll is in favor of legalizing marihuana and they care about having a real opinion from the people paticipating.
Each color represents an Age Group that goes from 7-12. 13-18, 19-30, 31-50 and 51+. This way, the poll makes it easy to identify the stance of every group age.
I haven´t checked if the polls are done by now, but here is the official social media accounts to follow the outcome. I´ll make sure to make an update post.
#MexicoRifado is the hashstag used by this campaign; its a hashtag that translates to "MexicoWithBalls" or "RecklessMexico". There is no literal translation, but in Mexican society, someone "rifado" is he who has your back, who goes a step longer into achieving something, that friend who pulls out his last joint and shares it, the one bro who never backs down.
Makes you wonder if the hashtag defines the Poll Initiative, the people participating in it, the people supporitng the legalization or if its simply a marketing tool. Either way, I´m glad to see Mexico city taking more action into this topic.
I´m pretty sure this polls won´t make it into any mainstream #news channel or MSM but still, word by mouth is becoming more and more efficient in a society where - if Mark doesn´t censor you - Facebook and Twitter can make something viral.