Why Drug Legalization is Important for Latin America

The true effects of drug prohibition in the United States aren’t really felt here. We don’t have large scale criminal organizations battling for control of territory in the streets. Mexico does. Sure, we have gangs on our streets that fund a lot of their operations through drug sales, but nothing approaching the levels of the cartels in Mexico, like the Gulf Cartel, the Zetas, and more.

These criminal enterprises derive a majority of their funding from the production, transit, and sale of currently illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, etc. If Americans were dying by the thousands every year due to organized crime that derived their funding from drugs, there would be a much be a much different debate going on. This is why it’s been so hard for the drug policy movement to get this policy changed.
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Mobile Food Trucks in Houston – A Good Thing

I went to the Houston Mobile Food Unit Collective (MFU Collective) event last night at The Refinery, which they set up to garner support for proposed changes to Houston regulations of food trucks. I’m going to start out by saying I support the proposed changes, because I believe that allowing for more competition in the restaurant space is a good thing. As everyone can see, mobile food trucks are becoming ever more present, and incredibly more popular in the city. Just go to any major bar on a Friday or Saturday and you will most likely find a food truck parked nearby. Keep reading for details on the changes, and how I feel about all of this in depth. Continue reading “Mobile Food Trucks in Houston – A Good Thing”