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Mexico City May Legalize The Sale Of Marijuana

Get your passports ready, stoners. Mexico City is looking to follow the footsteps of Colorado and Washington when it comes to legalizing marijuana. However, Mexico City’s motives are completely different. In the U.S., those states legalized pot based on the civic minded pothead arguments. You know, funding schools and making go-kart races more exciting. In Mexico City, home to nearly 8 million people, legalizing ganja is not about spicing up Frisbee golf. Mexico is looking for a way to keep residents from violent drug war related deaths. That kind of adds a whole new level to the argument.

The number changes, depending who’s being interviewed, but between 60,000 and 100,000 people have died because of the ongoing Mexican drug wars in the last 8 years alone. Under normal circumstance, making marijuana legal might sound like a bad idea, but if if you look at the potential worst case scenario for either case, the choice is easy. On the non-legalized hand, citizens can get gunned down by a vengeful cartel. On the other, legalized-hand, someone might go to the hospital because they are convinced they are dead after eating too much pot. Yeah, that happened.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Maybe legalized marijuana is not the hero Mexico deserves, but it just might be the one it needs. Do you think Batman wanted to team up with Catwoman to fight Bane? Well, maybe. They definitely were into one another. Maybe that’s not the best example. What I’m trying to say is that it’s good to see Mexico doing whatever it can to bring peace to their country. There was a time, not too long ago, when my family could travel across the border without the fear of being kidnapped or murdered. I remember being 13 years of age, buying counterfeit jeans for school and drinking alcohol at the “tardeadas.” Those were better times. I hope the country can get back to that soon.

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