Despite Mexico feeling the effects of the drug war more than anywhere else, Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has publicly come out in opposition to legalizing cannabis, one of his primary arguments being that cannabis is a “gateway drug”. Here is what Hempfest Director Vivian McPeak had to say on the matter:
“It is increasingly difficult to endure the endless re-emergence of messaging that keeps coming from the prohibitionist drug warrior sector.
Gateway? Yes, the Drug War has become a gateway into cemeteries for thousands of Mexican citizens, the gateway to prison for millions of Americans, and it remains a potential gateway to economic recovery for both nations.
How repulsive it is to keep hearing the same old lies intended to support wholesale injustice delivered on an industrial scale. Cowards or shills, essentially, is all these people end up reducing themselves to.”
We couldn’t agree more.