Drug legalization has been a frequently discussed topic recently throughout the world, and many world leaders are currently working to legalize marijuana in order to eliminate drug trafficking. While they look for a more liberal approach to solving the world’s drug trafficking issues, President Obama has become more conservative in his stance against drugs and marijuana as his presidency has progressed.
While in Colombia, President Obama told Univision, “I don’t mind a debate on issues such as decriminalization. I personally don’t agree that that’s a solution to the problem, but I think that, given the pressures that a lot of governments are under here — under resourced, overwhelmed violence — it’s completely understandable that they would look for new approaches and we want to cooperate with them.”
Obama’s in currently Colombia for the Summit of the Americas, where many people suspect that he will face pressure from other world leaders who are looking to legalize marijuana and other elicit drugs to work toward a lessening of trafficking charges and efforts throughout the world.