In this article: Legalization a Controversial Weapon in Mexico’s Drug War, we find the usual talk about Latin American leaders calling for discussions of legalization, and Kerlikowse’s nonsense rebuttals.
But I enjoyed the go-it-alone suggestion:
This has led some advocates to suggest Mexico should go it alone. At the very least, they say, allowing drug production and sale in Mexico would relieve law enforcement of the obligation to fight cartels.
According to Castaneda, that would make stopping the flow of drugs – and the violence that goes with it – the US’s problem.
‘You don’t have to do it,’ he said. ‘You tell the Americans, you guys do it, if you’re so excited about this. But we don’t have to do it anymore because it’s not the law in Mexico.”
That would sure ruffle some feathers.
If that were to happen, it would be interesting to see how quickly some ignorant Representative from the southern states called for a military invasion of Mexico.