'Quite a paradoxical phenomenon': Mexico is wrenched by drug violence as US softens marijuana policies

FILE PHOTO:  Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on July 11, 2014.   REUTERS/David McNew/File Photo
Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the
medical-marijuana farmers market in Los


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexican advocates for drug reform are
voicing alarm about the country’s widening gap with the United
States on marijuana legislation, as criminal violence surges again south of the

Tens of thousands have been killed over the years in Mexico, on
the front line of a U.S.-led war on drugs. The country’s
prohibitionist approach…

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