Gang-ravaged Mexico stuck in weed ban as U.S. opens up

The PRI blamed heavy losses in state elections in June on Pena Nieto pushing a liberal agenda
Thursday, December 29, 2016

mexico marchaMexican advocates for drug reform are voicing alarm about the country's widening gap with the United States on marijuana legislation, as criminal violence surges again south of the border. Tens of thousands have been killed over the years in Mexico, on the front line of a U.S.-led war on drugs. The country's prohibitionist approach to marijuana is increasingly at odds with the United States, where liberalisation is advancing. California in November became the first state on the U.S.-Mexico border to vote for comprehensive cannabis legalization, further pressuring Mexican legislators to change policy.