The legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force Mexico to rethink its efforts to halt marijuana smuggling across the border, the main adviser to Mexicos president-elect said Wednesday.Luis Videgaray, head of incoming President Enrique Pena Nietos transition team, told Radio Formula that the Mexican administration taking power in three weeks remains opposed to drug legalization. But he said the votes in the two states complicate his countrys commitment to quashing the growing and smuggling of a plant now seen by many as legal in part of the U.S.”Obviously we cant handle a product that is illegal in Mexico, trying to stop its transfer to the United States, when in the United States, at least in part of the United States, it now has a different status,” Videgaray said. “I believe this obliges us to think the relationship in regards to security … This is an unforeseen element.”via The Associated Press: Mexicos new gov to review pot fight after US vote.
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