Mexico’s president-elect does not rule out medical opium sales: aide

FILE PHOTO: A soldier walks among poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is not closed to the idea of selling opium for pharmaceutical use, a senior aide said on Wednesday, a sign of the deep changes the next government is considering in the war on drugs. “Why not sell it to pharmaceutical companies?” said Olga Sanchez, a […]

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