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Elected President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will consider the possibility of legalizing drugs in order to fight violence in the country. This was stated by Olga Sanchez Cordero, who will take the post of interior Minister in a future government, reports the electronic version of the newspaper Milenio.
“When we had a meeting about the restructuring of the interior Ministry, he [the elected President] knew about all my press conferences and, above all, about my published articles about the decriminalization of drugs. He told me literally: “carte Blanche, everything that may be necessary, all that may be necessary to achieve peace in the country, we will start the debate”,” — said in an interview with Cordero.
Sanchez Cordero added that lópez Obrador acknowledged that Mexico is immersed in violence, to which the government is currently powerless.
In 2017, in Mexico there were more than 29 thousand murders, most of which is responsible for the drug mafia. Lopez Obrador was elected President of Mexico on July 1 and will take office December 1, 2018.
16 July it became known that the majority of Britons are in favor of legalizing cannabis. In a survey in support of the decriminalization, made more than half of respondents. In June the marijuana legalized in Canada. The law allows any adult Canadians to buy up to 30 grams of the drug and to grow at home up to four bushes of hemp.
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