'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
Angeles.

Thomson
Reuters


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
border
.

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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