“‘We’re not winning the battle,’ Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard told lawmakers. ‘The violence that we see in Mexico is fueled 65 to 70 percent by the trade in one drug: marijuana.'” (CNN)
The Arizona Attorney General has made it clear: marijuana legalization would cut violence in Mexico by 65 to 70 percent – violence that is creeping north into the US. At what point will our elected officials see that the biggest threat marijuana poses is the violence that accompanies prohibition?