Oct 10, 2012

War on drugs 'a total failure,' former Mexican President Vicente Fox says in Grand Rapids

MLive, By Zane McMillin RAPIDS, MI — The so-called global war on drugs is a “total failure” and the United States should consider legalizing and regulating marijuana to help further crack down on violent drug cartels, former Mexican President Vicente Fox charged Monday.

In an interview with MLive.com, Fox, who is in Grand Rapids as keynote speaker for the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan’s 63rd Anniversary Dinner, perpetuated his widely reported belief that an amended drug policy would benefit both the United States and Mexico.

“It’s been a total failure,” Fox said of the war on drugs. “We must have new answers to this old problem. And I think legalization must be considered now, urgently.” Read more. 

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