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Colombia looks to become Saudi Arabia of pot

Monday, March 12, 2018

Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs.

But now, Colombia is looking to exchange gun-toting traffickers for corporate backers in a bid to become the Saudi Arabia of legal pot.

The new industry is budding on the outskirts of Medellin, where Pablo Escobar moved marijuana in the 1970s before becoming the “King of Cocaine.” Fifteen years after his death, cannabis plants are blooming in the emerald hills beyond the city, this time with the government’s blessing.

Source: Washington Post