Report: Mexico to reconsider joint policies with U.S. amid new state marijuana laws

POSTED: 03:20 PM MST Nov 08, 2012    UPDATED: 06:20 PM MDT Mar 10, 2014 

(Nov. 2012 story)

A top aide to Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto says votes to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state will force the Mexican government to rethink its efforts at trying to halt marijuana smuggling across the Southwest border.

Luis Videgaray, former general coordinator of Mr. Pena Nieto’s successful 2012 campaign who now heads the incoming president’s transition team, told Radio Formula 970 in Mexico City the new administration has consistently opposed the legalization of drugs, but the Colorado and Washington state votes are in conflict with his government’s longstanding and costly efforts to eradicate the cultivation and smuggling of marijuana.


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(Nov. 2012 story)