Arizona AG: Marijuana legalization could curb Mexican drug cartel warfare
David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster
Published: Friday February 27, 2009
When President Bush vowed to "smoke 'em out" in the chase for Osama bin Laden -- who his administration claimed to be America's greatest enemy -- he meant it in the Wild West sense, not the California sense.
Who'd have thought that by the time his predecessor took office, otherwise conservative officials would be considering another way of smoking out a new and growing threat to American's safety: Mexican drug cartels, whose profits are largely derived from the illegal smuggling and sale of marijuana.
On Friday, Democrat Terry Goddard, Arizona's Attorney General, said that while he's not in favor or legalizing marijuana, he thinks it should be debated as a way of curbing violence in the increasingly deadly clashes between Mexico's gangs.
What do you think?
Answer by AprilDJC at 6:27 PM on Feb. 28, 2009
Answer by Friday at 6:28 PM on Feb. 28, 2009
Answer by trippyhippy at 6:32 PM on Feb. 28, 2009
Friday, your new dark and ominous avatar scares me, please go back to the black and white one. The drug issue in Mexico is way way out of hand, I would agree something soon and massive has to be done, more so than legalizing marijuana in any shape or form. I don't think I could come up with any ideas other than just going on a rampage and taking out any suspected drug dealers, picking them off like ticks on a dog's back. Till the body count over there was too many to count. Let the lord sort 'em out.
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