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Mexico president concerned about legalizing marijuana in California. Do you agree?

October 7, 2010 |  9:47 pm

6a00d8341c630a53ef013488024286970c-320wiThe president of Mexico has entered the debate over whether California voters should legalize marijuana.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon told the Associated Press in an interview late Thursday that he was concerned about what legalizing pot in California would do to the larger drug war. He told AP that legalization would mark "a terrible inconsistency" in U.S. drug policy.

Proposition 19 on the November ballot asks voters whether pot use should be legal in California.

The measure would make it legal for anyone 21 or older to possess, share or transport up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use and to grow up to 25 square feet per residence or parcel. Cities and counties would be authorized to regulate and tax commercial marijuana production and sales.

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