Toke Signals Header - Your Source for Uncut, Uncensored, Non-Corporate Controlled Cannabis News toke signals logo - two crossed smoking joints with a cannabis leaf above

with

STEVE ELLIOTT

Your source for uncut, uncensored, no holds barred, non-corporate controlled cannabis news

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto claims that marijuana is a "gateway drug"
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
  • reddit
  • Tumblr
  • Gmail

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto claims that marijuana is a “gateway drug”
[Wikipedia]

You’d think that new Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto would get it by now. More than 12,000 people were murdered last year in the Mexican Drug War — pretty much the same as the year before, and the year before that — but this clueless head of state continues to yammer Reefer Madness nonsense while bodies pile up in the streets.

When asked by the German magazine Der Spiegel about the legalization of marijuana in two U.S. states, Peña Nieto replied: “I’m opposed to legalizing marijuana because it acts as a gateway drug.” [Editor’s note: It doesn’t.]

Over the past six years, more than 60,000 Mexicans have been killed in the Drug War, and some analysts have noted that Peña Nieto has been quieter on the subject than his predecessor, Felipe Calderón, reports Olga Khazan at The Washington Post. While Calderon made the War On Drugs his primary focus, Peña Nieto has shifted the conversation to trade, poverty reduction, and energy reform.

The new president emphasizes education and other social programs, but he comes under criticism for that, since past administrations of his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) were often seen as corrupt and soft on cartels.

Peña Nieto assures nervous U.S. officials that he will carry on with the Drug War and, of course, continue spending the $2 billion bribe, er, “security assistance package,” from the U.S. known as the Merida Initiative.

 

 

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!

toke signals logo - two crossed smoking joints with a cannabis leaf above

Facebook bans me often! Join the Toke Signals emaillist.

Join the email list to be notified when I post new articles.  Since Facebook routinely bans me for little or no reason, this is the best way to stay up to date with Uncut, Uncensored, No Holds Barred, Non Corporate Controlled Cannabis News.

Thanks for subscribing! One more step: Please check your email and click the link to verify your email address.

wordpress statistics