Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is joining the board of “High Times,” the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. The magazine, self-described as “the leading source for daily cannabis news,” has been in business since 1974.
Legalization, Fox told the AP’s Michael R. Blood, would go a long way to breaking the power of drug cartels which have plagued his nation for decades.
“Moving out of a crime activity, a criminal activity that causes death and blood on the streets, into a business, an industry, that is proving every day that it is sustainable,” Fox said. “To me, marijuana, cannabis, it’s only the first steps. At the very end, these principles that I spoke about apply to all drugs.”
The former Mexican president joins former Speaker of the House John Boehner on the board. After years of campaigning against loosening drug laws, Boehner found his voice on the issue after retirement.
In addition to marijuana legislation, President Fox has also become a vocal member of the anti-Trump movement.
“Well, you could use my words, ‘We’ll never pay for that f—ing wall,” Fox told CNN last August. “But it’s still who can think about a country paying for a wall that is going to be built in the neighbor’s territory. Why should Mexico pay for the wall? What’s the reason? We don’t need a wall.”