Has the time come to legalize drugs?

The Oppenheimer Report
Andres Oppenheimer
The Miami Herald
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Legalization of drugs -- long an issue championed mainly by fringe groups -- is rapidly moving to the mainstream in Latin America.  Last week's surprise statement by former Mexican President Vicente Fox in support of "legalizing production, sales and distribution" of drugs made big headlines around the world.