Last year, the growing, sale, and possession of marijuana became legal countrywide in Canada. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has been considering marijuana legalization for his country as well, last week released a plan supportive of ending the war on drugs altogether in Mexico.
Obrador’s plan does not present particular legislation and will likely not lead to the hands-off approach libertarians advocate. Still, Obrador’s plan indicates the Mexico government will likely soon take a major step back from the draconian prohibition policy that has led to much death and suffering in the country.
The United States has some catching up to do.
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.