Legislators Ask Why Mexicans Should Die Over A Drug The U.S. Is Legalizing

Mexican President Hints May Be Open To Change In Marijuana Laws

MEXICO:  Two Mexican legislators say they’re sick of cramming their jails full of pot smokers. Few countries have suffered the consequences of the U.S.-led war on drugs more than Mexico. As the principal supplier of marijuana to the United States, as well as a major transit country for cocaine and other hard drugs, Mexico has Read the full article…

Leaked Paper Reveals UN Split Over War On Drugs

A woman marches in favour of the legalisation of marijuana in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 8 June 2013.

NEW YORK:  Major international divisions over the global “war on drugs” have been revealed in a leaked draft of a UN document setting out the organization’s long-term strategy for combating illicit narcotics. The draft, written in September and seen by the Observer, shows there are serious and entrenched divisions over the longstanding US-led policy promoting prohibition as Read the full article…

Colorado Marijuana Industry On Display At Drug-Policy Talks

Aside from safety and health training, new rules also will normalize the amount of marijuana found in any edible — ensuring that a single serving size has no more than 10 milligrams of active THC

COLORADO: Dignitaries from three nations sniffed marijuana, walked through greenhouses full of tagged marijuana plants and learned about video pot surveillance on a three-day Weed 101 tour in Colorado, which has a regulated marijuana market and is planning to expand sales to all adults in a few weeks.

Mexican President Says His Administration Is Open to Debate of Drug Issue

I cannot be in favor (of legalization because I think that drug consumption, no matter how soft they are, leads in the end to the consumption of much more harmful drugs.

MEXICO: Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in an interview with EFE that, although his position is against legalization, his administration is “very open” to a debate at the hemispheric level on the consumption and trafficking of illegal drugs.

Dalai Lama Tells Mexican Audience He Supports Medical Marijuana Use

The Dalai Lama weighed in on Mexico’s marijuana legalization debate on Tuesday, telling an audience that he backs the drug’s use for medicinal purposes.

MEXICO: The Dalai Lama weighed in on Mexico’s marijuana legalization debate on Tuesday, telling an audience that he backs the drug’s use for medicinal purposes. The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking at an event hosted by former Mexican president Vicente Fox, said that “the exception” for smoking marijuana would be if it has pharmaceutical virtues.

Dalai Lama Tells Mexican Audience He Supports Medical Marijuana Use

The Dalai Lama weighed in on Mexico’s marijuana legalization debate on Tuesday, telling an audience that he backs the drug’s use for medicinal purposes.

MEXICO: The Dalai Lama weighed in on Mexico’s marijuana legalization debate on Tuesday, telling an audience that he backs the drug’s use for medicinal purposes. The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking at an event hosted by former Mexican president Vicente Fox, said that “the exception” for smoking marijuana would be if it has pharmaceutical virtues.

The Seed Of Marijuana Legalization Spreading In Latin America

The fact that Pérez Molina – a hard-line ex-military general who waged the drug war – sounds like a speaker at a NORML conference illustrates how far, and how fast, the mood has shifted in Latin America.

GUATEMALA:  In a speech at the United Nations on Thursday, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina said his country was beginning work on drug policy reform, and praised the American trailblazers. Here’s an excerpt from his remarks:

Mexico's Vicente Fox Pushes Marijuana Debate to Forefront

Former President Vicente Fox of Mexico, who has always considered himself a policy maverick, has emerged as one of his country's most outspoken advocates of marijuana legalization.

MEXICO: Former President Vicente Fox grew up on a farm here in rural Guanajuato, one of Mexico’s most conservative states. He is the kind of guy who wears big belt buckles, collects hand-tooled saddles and worships the free market.

Pass The Joint? Mexico City Mulls Legalizing Marijuana

Made-in-the-USA marijuana is quickly displacing the cheap, seedy, hard-packed version harvested by the bushel in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains.

MEXICO: Ex-President Vicente Fox has been on the campaign trail ever since he left office in 2006 — not for re-election, prohibited in Mexico, but to legalize marijuana.

Mexican Lawmaker Sees Fertile Terrain for Marijuana Debate

lawmaker Fernando Belaunzaran Mendez

MEXICO: Bills to legalize marijuana have come before Mexico’s Congress in the past, and sunk almost without debate. But lawmaker Fernando Belaunzaran Mendez thinks this time is different.