Mexico Floats Legalizing Pot, Drug Warriors Concerned
For decades, Mexico has followed the same disastrous drug policy as the United States, and for decades it has experienced a similar outcome, i.e., organized crime, increased violence and a police state. But while the violence and organized crime became plentiful at home, its drug supply largely headed north.
But in a turn of events that would have surprised no one with an ounce of common sense, growing legalization in the United States is killing cartel leaders and drug runners.
Virtually everyone who has opposed the war on drugs has been aware of the fact that the United States’ appetite for marijuana and actual drugs was fueling the violence in Mexico. The police state in the United States was thus fueling the police state in Mexico, as well as the almost failed state that Mexico has found itself in.
Now, for the first time in recent memory, some Mexican government leaders are openly advocating for the decriminalization of marijuana.
Mexico’s tourism secretary, in late Jan of 2018, stated, that “it is absurd that we have not taken the step” to legalize cannabis.
Granted, Enrique de la Madrid, is only talking about marijuana and not drugs, but he is also a member of a growing number of Mexican leaders who are calling for marijuana legalization.
Like the United States, however, years of relentless propaganda, government corruption and parties that would benefit from seeing continued illegality of marijuana have prevented decriminalization from taking place.
Several Latin American countries have already adopted laws that would make marijuana more easily available for medical or recreational use. Colombia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile and Peru have all adopted such laws and Mexico would simply be joining the list.
Voices and opposition to legalization are already being raised and they sound eerily similar to the childish and nonsensical propaganda that has been repeated ad nauseum in the United States for generations.
Another question is what the opinion of the United States would be regarding Mexico’s drug policy since it has invested billions of dollars in anti-drug programs in the country. However, America’s opinion on Mexican drug laws should stay within America’s borders and it’s time for Mexicans to adopt a serious policy of Mexico First.
The war on drugs has failed in the United States and it has failed in Mexico; it is time for people across the world to be able to consume whatever plants and substances they wish, and it is time for governments to focus on improving living standards, the economy and the general welfare of their country. Not policing vices and plants.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.