Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Latin Leaders Question Legalizing Marijuana
I found an interesting article about the response Latin leaders have about Proposition 19, the law that would legalize marijuana in California. This article focuses on the leaders at a Colombian summit where Mexican and three other countries presidents discussed this controversial topic. The Latin leaders are against the proposition in the fact that it contradicts the efforts that both the US and Central American/Mexican leaders have been working on to stop the drug trade. I agree with the worries that these Latin leaders bring up. How will we be able to control the use and trade of marijuana just within state lines. We have seen the violence that the drug war in Mexico has caused, and I don't see a benefit to adding to it. I definitely think this proposition is against the worldwide anti-drug effort.