Drugs and/ or Sex Tourism -the Lowdown

Marijuana and Cocaine...

If you are so paranoid about using M and/or C in the US that it forces you to go outtta the country, change the laws back there.  Doing M and /or C is not a reason for visiting Colombia.  But you should know the laws anyway.  Makes sense?  So do the M and C laws here in Colombia.  They're not based on poor science, prejudice, religious fanaticism, or outmoded protectionism vis-a-vis alcohol. 

Click here for article from Global Post- decriminalization...

While we're at it, sexual tourism is a US FEDERAL CRIME--- a FELONY--- punishable by up to 30 years in the Federal Penitentiary of their choice. 

Click here for NOLO article on Sexual Tourism

In the US Federal Statutes a minor is anyone under the age of EIGHTEEN... no matter what the age of consent is in the country to which you have traveled.

From what I can tell the crime of Sexual Tourism is applicable if the main  purpose for your trip is to use prostitutes.   Take a chance?  Is it worth it?  

Definition from Wiki....  Sex tourism is travel to engage in sexual activity, particularly with prostitutes. The World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, defines sex tourism as "trips organized from within the tourism sector, or from outside this sector but using its structures and networks, with the primary purpose of effecting a commercial sexual relationship by the tourist with residents at the destination".[1]
Some people regard sexual activity while travelling as a way of enhancing their travel experience. However, social problems arise when particular countries or cities acquire a reputation as a destination or become attractive for sex tourism. Attractions for sex tourists can include lower costs for sexual services in the destination country, along with easier attitudes to prostitution and because prostitution is either legal or there is indifferent law enforcement, and access to child prostitution.

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