President of Mexico Elected: I will consider the legislation of certain drugs

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has revealed he is considering legitimizing certain types of drugs as part of a broader strategy to combat poverty and crime in the country.

Lopez Obrador in Zacatecas state said the recent proposal by the defense minister, who supported the use of opium for medical purposes, was important and would not rule out anything.

“What I have proposed is important,” he said, adding that “a comprehensive approach must be taken to the terrible problem of insecurity and violence.”

He said he would consider paying more to farmers for their maize crop as a way to discourage poppy cultivation.

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