The movement to legalize pot gains speed in the Americas

To have a Mexican president come out publicly in favor of loosening drug laws struck many people as historic
The Washington Post (US)
Friday, April 22, 2016

In the shift toward legalization of marijuana, the Americas have emerged as a leader. This is a remarkable shift for a region that includes some of the world’s leading producers of marijuana, and where the U.S. government has spearheaded a decades-long campaign against cultivation of the substances. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto proposed that Mexican citizens could legally possess up to an ounce of pot. Canada’s health minister stood at a United Nations podium and announced that her country would introduce new federal legislation to make cannabis legal by next year.