Nov 9, 2011

Drug War Politics: Mexico City mayor calls drug policy 'schizophrenic' "Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says that if elected president he would remove his nation's military forces from the fight against violent drug cartels and seek a dialogue with policymakers in the United States over narcotics laws in both countries, which he called "schizophrenic."

"If the United States is legalizing marijuana and we're over here killing ourselves on the street over marijuana, that does not make sense," Ebrard said Tuesday, referring to U.S. states, such as California, that have sought to decriminalize the sale and use of cannabis. In Mexico, Ebrard noted, drug consumption is legal in small amounts, while production and distribution is not." read more

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