When Joko Widodo took office, people thought Indonesia’s hardline policy on drugs might change. That hasn’t happened yet — and it’s creating a social disaster.
“The Pot Republic” highlights the regulatory issues California faces, operating within a nation that bans the cultivation of marijuana and struggling to cope with increasing numbers of growers, some of whom work on an industrial scale.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s military campaign against drug cartels has failed miserably.
A threshold was broken.
Despite the billions, Mexico is a more dangerous place today than it was three years ago.