Marijuana Legalization Gaining Favor in Mexico

Frustration With Drug War Causing Shift; U.S. Stance Still an Obstacle
Lauren Villagran
The Dallas Morning News
Sunday, August 8, 2010

"I don't think that marijuana legalization will be a panacea on drug violence in Mexico," said David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego.  "But legalization could change the nature of the fight.  Drugs are so much more profitable than any other form of illicit activity.  You take away that profitability, and you cripple the organizations' ability to corrupt the state."