Mexico Fails To Legalize Marijuana As Drug War Chaos Grows

If the Mexican military is deeply corrupt and now effectively controls the national government under its incompetent President, we are in a new phase of our Latin American disaster.

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In 2018, the Mexican Supreme Court found the country’s marijuana laws unconstitutional and ordered Congress to draft new laws. Congress has had to request several extensions, but now it has failed to meet another deadline, just as it seemed close to agreement on new laws.

SEE: Latin America Moves Toward Legalization From Argentina To Mexico, With Some Absurd Exceptions

For Americans, this problem may seem familiar, but in Mexico, the stakes are much higher.

SEE: Don’t Mention The Drug War Or We Might Have To Deal With The Real “Crisis At The Border”

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Of course, the pandemic has hit Mexico much harder than the U.S. At one point they reportedly ran out of death certificates. But in a country where thousands of people are killed every year in the Drug War, and thousands more simply disappear, it is just another tragedy.

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