Legal Marijuana in the States is Undermining Illegal Marijuana in Mexico

By: Tuesday December 2, 2014 10:36 am

In another sign that marijuana legalization in the United States is achieving the goals of the reform movement, there are indications that it is already undermining the illegal marijuana trade in Mexico. From NPR: “Two or three years ago, a kilogram [2.2 pounds] of marijuana was worth $60 to $90,” says Nabor, a 24-year-old pot [...]

Mexicans Feel Less Safe After Five Years of Bloody Drug War

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 9:47 am

Since late 2006 the Mexican government has pursued an aggressive militarized war on drugs in their country.  Violence has spiked from attempts to control the drug trade, driven by huge profits that result from prohibition.  Roughly 50,000 people have been killed. Yet despite a huge amount of government spending to fight drugs as a military [...]

Biden Reaffirms Administration’s Total Opposition to Drug Legalization

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 8:22 am

With a growing number of Latin American leaders seriously looking at legalization as a way to end the violence from the failed drug war, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, while meeting leaders in Mexico, tried to convince the region’s leaders that they should keep fighting the decades long war on drugs despite the horrible death [...]

Homeland Sec Napolitano: 50,000 Dead in War on Drugs Is Not a Failure

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 9:29 am

In defiance of all evidence Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is claiming that the incredibly deadly war on drugs in Mexico has not been a failure. From CNN: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Monday that the war on drugs in Mexico “is not a failure.” At a press conference in Mexico [...]

2010 Was Deadliest Year Yet in Mexican Drug War

By: Thursday January 13, 2011 9:59 am

The violence in Mexico–directly a result of the huge profits that can be made thanks to the US prohibitions against drugs–reached new heights last year. From the Latin American News Dispatch: The year 2010 brought the most drug-related deaths in Mexico since President Felipe Calderón launched his offensive against the country’s cartels in 2006. According [...]

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