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http://www.euronews.com/2018/04/12/former-mexican-president-fox-calls-for-opium-poppy-legalization

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Former Mexican
President Vicente Fox proposed on Wednesday the legalization of opium poppy production as a way to help end bloody turf battles fought by drug cartels in various parts of the country.

Fox served as president from 2000-2006 with the centre-right National Action Party but has since distanced himself from the party. In the past, he has also advocated for the legalization of marijuana.

“The plants themselves are not harmful, we make them harmful, (especially) the criminals who use them for evil purposes,” Fox said at a pro-marijuana event in the capital.

He also implored Mexico’s presidential candidates to openly debate drug legalization ahead of the July vote.

The ex-leader cited the violence-racked southern state of Guerrero, arguing that drug legalization would curtail cartel profits and boost safety, including at the iconic beach resort of Acapulco, which has been ravaged with gangland violence over the past few years.

Guerrero, located along Mexico’s southwestern Pacific coast, is home to numerous poppy fields used to produce opium, the main ingredient in heroin.

Last year, more than 25,000 murders were recorded in Mexico as rival drug gangs increasingly splintered into smaller, more brutal groups after more than a decade of a military-led campaign to battle the cartels.
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>>245031
build the wall
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>the plants aren't harmful, we make them harmful
>we should legalize growing them, to make it easier for criminals to make them harmful
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When Alcohol became illegal, the Mafia rose to power.
It's basically the same scenario.
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>>245054
Id prefer the White Mafia instead of those teenage Mexican 'gangsters'. Build the wall.
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Are there legitimate uses for opium poppies besides making heroin?
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>>245046
>we should legalize growing them, to make it easier for criminals to make them harmful
>criminals
Only in the sense that the drug companies profit off of selling the pseudoephedrine that people use to make meth, and cigarrette companies are criminals. They’re preying on people for profit, but legally they’re just businessmen.
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>>245054
The Italian Mafia didn't go around cutting people's faces off and pulling people's teeth out with pliars at the same time.
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>>245111
Yeah kneecapping cops and witnesses is much better, not to mention the cartels only commit such brutality against rival gangs.
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>>245058
Latex, fibers, the chemical is still used in many FDA approved drugs (albeit in highly controlled scenarios).
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>>245117
It’s also the source for poppyseeds and poppyseed oil for cooking.
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>>245057
>Italians are "white" now
Amerimutts are fucking stupid. Kill yourself burgercunt.
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>>245112
>not to mention the cartels only commit such brutality against rival gangs.

Why do you feel the need to lie on the internet like that?
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>>245031
Dangerous, but workable.

It would drop the price and drain the cartels' coffers, but unlike pot, opiates are genuinely dangerous if not used in moderation.

I want to see taxes and regs out the wazoo, but overall I approve.
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>>245031
If there was no Mexico, US would buy it's drugs in some other country, But if there was no US, there would be no drug trafficking problem.
Just saying.
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>>245120
>>245058
Different cultivars are used for those, just like why you wouldn't smoke the plants used to make hemp rope.
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>>245058
Making morphine and codeine. Pretty much all non synthetic opiates come from opium poppies. Hence the name.
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Spics need to be erased, bunch of subhuman vermin.
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>>245154
>being a child
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>>245031
fucking this

he's right

it's not the drugs that are harmful, we've got to finally realise as a species that it's unregulated trade that's harmful

Unregulated trade, throughout the history of humanity was the condition that allowed slavery to flourish
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>>245057
>Id prefer the White Mafia instead of those teenage Mexican 'gangsters'. Build the wall

well, that's natural to understand because you are clinically retarded
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>>245136
except, as history has shown, consumption will drop if the substance is legalised.

Already addicted people can have access to better conditions of using, at worst, and healthcare, at best

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