Colombia Is Considering Legalizing Its Massive Cocaine Industry | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Colombia Is Considering Legalizing Its Massive Cocaine Industry

VICE World News sat down with Senator Iván Marulanda to talk about his cocaine legalization bill, which is currently moving through Colombia’s congress.

After 40 years of U.S. - backed anti-drug policy that criminalizes the coca leaf, Marulanda and a group of members of congress want to change tack.

The bill attempts to create a legal industry that distributes cocaine to users for pain relief, not recreational use. Like that in Bolivia, it also hopes to bring hundreds of thousands of illegal coca farmers out of the shadows into a legal, homegrown industry.

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