Drug Reform Movement Finds Home With Mexican Activists

Maria Guadalupe Guzman Romo wasn’t concerned about legalizing pot in Texas when she marched on the state Capitol last weekend.

But there she stood anyway, just a few feet away from a giant banner that called for an end to the prohibition of marijuana and the taxing of hemp. Guzman Romo was there because of her son, a former Mexican army soldier who disappeared from Ciudad Juárez in 1993, decades before the current drug war that has claimed more than 60,000 lives.

“I tell them not to feel defeated. I have been fighting 19 years and I ...

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