MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s tourism secretary has instructed that legalizing marijuana might assist scale back drug violence at huge vacationer resorts. He’s additionally racing to dampen controversy over the assertion, saying he wasn’t talking in an official capability.
Enrique de la Madrid stated Thursday that marijuana needs to be legalized in vacationer resorts, to decrease drug violence.
— Joaquín López-Dóriga (@lopezdoriga) January 26, 2018
He talked about the state of Baja California Sur, which house to the dual resorts of Los Cabos and the state with Mexico’s second-highest homicide charge, at 69 per 100,000 inhabitants. He additionally talked about Quintana Roo, the place the resort of Cancun is situated.
Nevertheless, late Thursday, De la Madrid issued a Tweet saying “I need to emphatically say that my opinion on legalizing marijuana was a private remark.”
Quiero ser enfático en que mi opinión sobre la legalización de la marihuana es una reflexión a título private, basada en el análisis y estudio del tema por muchos años. Estoy convencido de que debemos debatirlo, como parte de la solución a la violencia e inseguridad en México.
— Enrique de la Madrid (@edelamadrid) January 25, 2018
Translation: I need to be emphatic that my opinion on the legalization of marijuana is a private reflection, primarily based on the evaluation and examine of the topic for a few years. I’m satisfied that we should talk about it, as a part of the answer to the violence and insecurity in Mexico.