Alan Bock, senior editorial writer at the Orange County Register and regular Antiwar.com columnist, discusses the escalating drug-related violence in Mexico, how the Prohibition regulatory framework idled by the 21st Amendment found a second life policing marijuana use, the allure of black-market profits and the counterproductive and predictable results of the war on drugs.
MP3 here. (24:34)
Alan Bock is a columnist and the senior writer for the editorial page of the Orange County Register where he has written editorials and columns for more than 25 years. He is the author of Waiting to Inhale – The Politics of Medical Marijuana and Ambush at Ruby Ridge. His “Eye on the Empire” column is a regular feature on Antiwar.com.