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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:06 AM

Mexico says marijuana legalization in U.S. could change anti-drug strategies

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexico-says-marijuana-legalization-in-us-could-change-anti-drug-strategies/2012/11/08/7e6d45ba-29ca-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html?hpid=z3

MEXICO CITY — The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has left Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and his team scrambling to reformulate their anti-drug strategies in light of what one senior aide said was a referendum that “changes the rules of the game.”

It is too early to know what Mexico’s response to the successful ballot measures will be, but a top aide said Peña Nieto and members of his incoming administration will discuss the issue with President Obama and congressional leaders in Washington this month. The legalization votes, however, are expected to spark a broad debate in Mexico about the direction and costs of the U.S.-backed drug war here.

Mexico spends billions of dollars each year confronting violent trafficking organizations that threaten the security of the country but whose main market is the United States, the largest consumer of drugs in the world.

With Washington’s urging and support, Mexican soldiers roam the mountains burning clandestine plantations filled with marijuana destined for the United States. Mexico’s police and military last year seized almost as much marijuana as did U.S. agents working the Southwest border region.

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xchrom Nov 2012 OP
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #1
orpupilofnature57 Nov 2012 #2
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #3
Iggy Nov 2012 #4
madrchsod Nov 2012 #5
socialindependocrat Nov 2012 #6

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:08 AM

1. Onshore these jobs!

 

Colorado growers are the best in the world.

(Sorry Cali, but it's true.)

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Response to SubgeniusHasSlack (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:11 AM

2. Up-state NY ain't no slouch !!!

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:28 AM

3. American exceptionalism at its finest.

 

American growers are the best in the world, then. (I'll have to try some of that Upstate Urkle!)

It's a beautiful new day.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:36 AM

4. Mehh...

 

Decriminalization will never happen; I recall a recent interview with Obama where deciminalization was raised-- he laughed. I think we know why he laughed at this notion.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:51 AM

5. for about a thousand dollars,a spare room,and some clones

you can grow your own and not send a dime to the drug trafficers. if it was legal in the usa the mexican pot problem would eventually dry up.. mexican commercial pot is ditch weed compared to pot grown in tens of thousands of homes across america.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:08 AM

6. Sounds like a good way to reduce the budget and pay down the deficit

While wer're at it -

How much money do we actually give to foreign countries
in order to buy their support?

Won't other countries support the U.S. so the world
economy won't tank?

We keep doing the same thing and never see different results

Are we just paying "protection" money to the rest of the world?

Someone splain this to me please!

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