News surfaced noting that a Mexican court reportedly ruled it legal for two people to possess, use and transport cocaine, but not buy or sell the narcotic. Now, Lupe Fiasco has taken to Instagram to speak on the news and also point out the medical uses for cocaine in his post.
Lupe said, “Actually…Cocaine is used by health care professionals and hospitals to temporarily numb the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat (mucous membranes) before certain medical procedures (e.g., biopsy, stitches, wound cleaning). It is an anesthetic that works quickly to numb the area about 1-2 minutes after application. Cocaine also causes blood vessels to narrow, an effect that can decrease bleeding and swelling from the procedure.”
The director for Mexico United Against Crime—Lisa Sanchez spoke on the case, saying “This case is about insisting on the need to stop criminalizing users of drugs… and design better public policies that explore all the available options, including regulation.”