Finally government officials are getting real about the cause of the drug trafficking coming through Mexico. It's the drug users in the United States.
If the United States would make American-grown pot legal, then a whole lot of people would not have to die. Yes, there are more drugs being trafficked from Mexico than pot, but that would be most of it.
I can't believe I've come to this conclusion. For years, I would snort with derision as some kid stood at a polling place on election day asking if I'd sign a petition to have pot legalization on the ballot.
And let's not forget the American guns used in all this Mexican killing (thank you, Virginia). And the American cash used to buy the drugs.
The Mexican drug war has its roots in the tastes and habits of the American people.