Mexico close to legalizing drug use

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MEXICO CITY — When it comes to drugs, this nation's reputation is more like violence-scarred Colombia than party-crazed Amsterdam.

But many here and in the United States were left scratching their heads and wondering if that could change Friday after the Mexican Congress passed legislation permitting personal-use quantities of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs.

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