Legalizing pot is the solution
If state and federal policy-makers had more balls, they would legalize pot and tax it, solving their states’ debt problems and keeping innocent people out of prison. Once pot was legal, Mexican cartels would have no reason to grow marijuana on public lands, and their weapons, trash and poaching would disappear.
Policy-makers need to focus on more dangerous drugs, such as meth, which is tearing communities apart. The danger of marijuana is not the plant itself, but the criminal element it draws because we’ve made it illegal.