Governor of Mexico’s Guerrero State Again Calls for Poppy Legalization

09/19/16 InSight Crime

Guerrero, MExicoThe governor of Mexico‘s Guerrero state is again calling for the legalization of opium poppy, the plant from which heroin is derived, as a remedy for extreme insecurity — a solution that ignores the underlying factors driving heightened violence levels.

Guerrero Gov. Héctor Astudillo has put forward legalization of poppy for medicinal purposes — echoing statements he made in March — as an alternative route for reducing the violence that is plaguing the state,reported Animal Politico.

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