Cancún, Tulum, and the rest of the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico are cracking down on tourist drug use this spring. As travelers from the United States and elsewhere continue to come en masse, some hotels are having people sign agreements that they know that it’s illegal to consume or transport drugs, and that there are consequences to doing so.
The publication Reportur documented the new initiative recently with insight from government and tourism officials. Zero-tolerance drug use or soliciting policies, as well as a note that there won’t be any refunds for people kicked out of their hotel for drugs, are becoming common.
“On the occasion of the next high vacation season, together with businessmen, we launched an outreach campaign to warn tourists about the risks and consequences of drug use during their stay in Quintana Roo,” Carlos Joaquín, the governor of Quintanoo Roo, tweeted on April 1.