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Mexico begins legal debate on cannabis legalization

First, we have the Mexican ambassador yesterday on CBS’ Face the Nation calling for a discussion on marijuana legalization…

“This is a debate that needs to be taken seriously, that we have to engage in on both sides of the border: both in producing, in trafficking, and in consumption countries,” Sarukhan said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday, when asked about legalization.

Now today we hear that a full national discussion is taking place.

Mexican lawmakers and experts on Monday began a first debate on the legalization of marijuana as part of a possible strategy to tackle the country’s powerful drug cartels. […]
Mexican lawmakers and experts on Monday began a first debate on the legalization of marijuana as part of a possible strategy to tackle the country’s powerful drug cartels.

Looks like our friends south of the border are doing a pretty good job with elevator arguments…
Can we use this to shame our own Congress?

Lawmakers in Mexico are looking at all options for reducing the drug war violence that is tearing apart their country. Regardless of your views on legalization, don’t we owe it to the thousands who have died to insure that every possibility has been fully considered, analyzed, and debated?

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