Mar 30, 2011

Whack-a-mole vs. Legalizaton: Dan Rather: Mexican Standoff

Dan Rather: Mexican Standoff: "I traveled to Mexico to try to make sense of (the war on drugs). For our special report 'Mexican Standoff,' we discussed this topic at length with several experts. We heard one proposal you wouldn't expect to come from a prominent former Mexican government official.

Jorge Castañeda, who served as foreign minister under Calderon's predecessor and now teaches at New York University, thinks the answer is to legalize drugs in Mexico and the United States -- starting with marijuana.

'Legalization of drugs doesn't seem to me to be a terribly radical proposal,' he said, pointing out that more than a dozen states already allow the use of medical marijuana, and that California voters came close to legalizing the drug for recreational use."

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