Mexico is considering legalizing all drugs, but the White House is already reacting to this. The Washington Examiner reports:
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday that the Trump administration would not support anything that allows more drugs to come into the United States in response to a question about possible drug policy changes in Mexico.
Mexico’s incoming leftist president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, reportedly gave his interior minister-designate “carte blanche” to consider eliminating drug penalties in a counterintuitive bid to reduce drug-linked violence.
“I don’t have a specific policy announcement on that front,” Sanders said at the daily White House press briefing. “However, I can say that we would not support the legalization of all drugs anywhere and certainly wouldn’t want to do anything that would allow more drugs to come into this country.”
Lopez Obrador’s incoming interior minister, Olga Sanchez Cordero, said Tuesday she will have broad leeway to review Mexico’s drug policies.
Legalization would only shift mass violence from Mexico to the United States.