Former Police Chief Urges Obama to Join Mexican President Calderon in Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 9:16 am

As Mexico’s government announced the death toll in the four-year-long war with drug cartels totaled more than 28,000, President Felipe Calderon called for a debate on legalizing drugs to fight the cartels. Norm Stamper, a 34-year veteran police officer who was Seattle’s chief of police and is now a speaker with the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), issued the following statement for the Just Say Now campaign to legalize marijuana

 

Want to Defuse the Mexican Border Problem? Legalize Marijuana

By: Friday July 23, 2010 9:53 am

The money that now goes to the cartels, with which they buy weapons and fund criminal enterprises of all sorts, could instead be paying teacher salaries and going into the coffers of states that badly need the revenue to meet their budgets.

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