Mexico president-elect says will look at legalizing some drugs

The president-elect has held town-hall reviews on violence and discuss potential "amnesty" for non-violent drug traffickers and farmers
Reuters (UK)
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would consider legalizing certain drugs as part of a broader strategy to fight poverty and crime. Speaking in the state of Zacatecas, Lopez Obrador said that a recent proposal from the country's defense minister, who backed legalization of opium for medicinal use, was important and that he would not rule out anything. "It's important what he proposed," Lopez Obrador said. "There should be a comprehensive approach to the terrible problem of insecurity and violence."