Mexico's president condemns legal marijuana push amid national debate

Enrique Peña Nieto says he is open to discussion but asks: ‘Should we put children’s health at risk in order to combat organized crime?’
The Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has come out strongly against legalizing marijuana on the same day his government announced a national public debate on the issue. He suggested the recent, informal debate on the issue has already created confusion, even among his own children. Mexico’s supreme court ruled in November that growing, possessing and smoking marijuana for recreation is legal under the right to freedom, but that ruling applied only to the four people involved in the case.