Reuters news agency reports that Mexican politicians are beginning to react to the recent cannabis legalisation in the USA. Mexican politicians are already debating whether the new USA approach to cannabis will mean a radical shift in Mexican policy.
Mexico, along with Guatemala and Colombia have been two of the more obedient observers of USA prohibitionist rules. But this obedience is starting to look strained. Political observers in South America say it is pointless continuing to fight the ‘war on drugs’ south of the US border if the Americans themselves are legalising pot north of the border.
This is a debate that will become a major political issue in the coming months.
November 16th 2012