Seattle Hempfest Director Vivian McPeak Speaks Out Against Mexico’s President Opposing Legalization

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:


Seattle Hempfest Director Vivian McPeak.

“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.

– TheJointBlog

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.


  1. les

    Nicely said Vivian.

  2. Rhia R. Drouillard

    RIGHT F-ing ON!

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