Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

In the Atlantic: Andreas Describes Potential Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Mexico

November 3, 2010

Institute Professor Peter Andreas is cited by Atlantic Monthly in one of “Five Expert Takes on How US Marijuana Legalization Would Affect Mexico.” Among his remarks: “Colombia was ground zero for the international drug war 25 years ago and now Mexico is, and they're getting all the attention. They're very apprehensive about the analogy. Colombia had no hesitation about Americanizing their war on drugs – accepting US advisors and aide and technology and so on. Mexico is much more reluctant to embrace a similar relationship."