When it comes to marijuana laws, the United States is a basket case.
Creator of the “War on Drugs,” the U.S. is also home to two states — Colorado and Washington — whose voters recently approved the world’s most liberal marijuana policies. In both places, under state guidelines, residents can now grow, smoke, buy, sell and traffic cannabis; that’s a few steps farther than even the Netherlands has gone.
This month’s Latitude News podcast explores the global implications of Colorado and Washington’s new laws — prepare for a sea change in relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and with no country more so than Mexico. As it turns out, the U.S. and Mexico have a shared marijuana history. We may have created the War on Drugs, but Mexico started Reefer Madness.
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