Friday, September 19, 2014

Legalize it? Latin America reconsiders pot -

If the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state bends your mind, consider that it could prompt Mexico, Colombia and other Latin American countries to ease off of their enforcement efforts.
Weary of the gang violence fueled by America’s estimated $100 billion illegal drug habit, many countries in the region have been pondering a new approach to the challenge of countering the intercontinental drug trade — an issue that will take center stage Friday at the Organization of American States’ General Assembly meeting in Guatemala.

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