The Barcelona-based magazine Cáñamo is the HIGH TIMES of the Spanish-speaking world, published in Spain for 18 years, and with a Chilean edition for 10 years. But when it launched its first Mexican edition in May, authorities freaked out
The inaugural issue featured a cover story entitled "Pachequeando con Tito de Molotov" ”or, "Getting High with Tito of Molotov"”in which Ismael "Tito" Fuentes de Garay, guitarist with the Mexican rap-metal outfit Molotov discusses the pleasures of the herb. This came to the attention of the Quality Commission on Publications and Illustrated Magazines, an agency of Mexico's Secretariat of Governance, which issued a finding that the publication is contrary to the "morals" and "good customs" of the nation. This determination was forwarded to the Prosecutor General of the Republic (PGR) and the Secretariat of Health's Federal Commission for the Prevention of Health Risks (COFEPRIS)”with the recommendation that the magazine be officially declared "illicit."