[QODLink]
Americas

Fighting drug trade with legalisation in US

The bold move to legalise recreational use of marijuana could cut the profits of Mexican cartel’s by $1.4 billion
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 08:01

Following the US presidential election this week, the states of Colorado and Washington have quietly made history by voting to legalise the use of marijuana.

The new legislation is likely to have an impact across the border in Mexico, where a deadly drug war is being waged.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the capital Mexico City.

57

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Featured
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.