Key lawmaker urges Mexico to legalize marijuana

The statement was shared in front of legislative body as they started a month-long discussion on the drug war
The Lawyer Herald (US)
Monday, January 25, 2016

The President of Chamber of Deputies Jesus Zambrano said that Mexico should move ahead with entirely permitting marijuana usage. Mexico should follow the example of Colombia and Italy in pursuing policies to weaken organized drug syndicates. Narcotics traffickers are more equipped with weapons than the national army thus border control should be one of the main concerns to limit the traffic of arms. Inequality and poverty are also central to any policy addressing gang violence. (See also: Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana laws)