Andrew Yang Says Legalizing ‘Certain Drugs’ Can Hurt Cartels

Andrew Yang Says Legalizing ‘Certain Drugs’ Can Hurt Cartels

Andrew Yang says that decriminalizing opioids and legalizing “certain drugs” is one tool that can be used to undermine international drug cartels and reduce violence associated with the illicit drug trade. In an interview published last week, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was pressed on his plan to address cartels operating below the U.S.’s Southern border, and he said that “one approach we could take that would change the resources available to the cartels [is to] explore the legalization of certain drugs.” “I’m open to looking at legalizing different drugs that are not just fueling the cartel but also in some cases would frankly be an upgrade over the opiates that many Americans are currently getting addicted to,” he said. While Yang used the term “legalization,” which would imply some kind of regulatory scheme for controlled substances, he later clarified this his proposal for opioids would not involve making drugs like heroin commercially available. Rather, it would focus on removing the threat of jail time for simple possession and diverting people with substance misuse issues to treatment. On the other hand, he told the H3 Podcast that legalizing marijuana “is the easy one” and also said his agenda would involve…

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