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Mexico's illegal-reefer madness

May 4, 2009 |  9:36 am

Isaac Campos, an assistant professor of history at the University of Cincinnati and a visiting fellow at UC San Diego's Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, writes today in The Times' Opinion section about how Mexico's policy on marijuana could be contributing to its problem of drug-related violence

Ironically, decades of being "tough" on drugs has produced a new link between marijuana and violence, but of a different kind. Indeed, the nation's "drug-related" violence today might more accurately be termed "drug-policy-related" violence.

— Deborah Bonello in Mexico City