Pretty much reminiscent of the 1930's here in the USA, when we had prohibition. It didn't work then, and neither does the prohibition against marijuana. The civil war in Mexico is also spilling over into the USA, where violence in border towns is an every day occurrence.
The sooner we face the fact that the War on Drugs is a miserable failure, then legalize marijuana, and regulate it, just as we regulate alcohol, the sooner the violence and the madness will end, and the drug gangs put out of business.
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