Obama at Americas Summit: Open to Debate Drug Laws But Legalization Not the Answer

Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images(CARTAGENA, Colombia) -- President Obama said at the Summit of the Americas on Saturday that he is open to a debate about current drug laws but that legalization is not the answer, The Los Angeles Times reports.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos asked the 33 leaders at the summit to consider whether legalization, including the regulation of marijuana and possibly cocaine, could be a solution to combat drug trafficking and drug-related violence, the paper says.

Other member states are also calling for the same dialogue.

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