Colombia's new president, Gustavo Petro, wants to legalize cannabis. Not even a month has passed since he took office and the former guerrilla finally intends to legitimize activities that have always been related to the terrorist organizations that have destabilized his country for years.
The M-19, of which Petro was a member, has been accused of having links to drug trafficking. In 1974 this guerrilla group stole Bolivar's sword. The object was left in the hands of the family of the world's most famous drug trafficker. There is a photograph in which Pablo Escobar's son poses with it. It was finally returned by the terrorists in 1991, during the César Gaviria’s government.
The left in the region is trying to impose an agenda that seeks to normalize drug use. These substances, which for so long have harmed and continue to harm so many lives, are the same ones that governments now want to legally market as if they were beneficial assets to society.
Now Petro wants to legalize cannabis, but doing so would continue to open a path of no return, and would be a gateway into legalizing other addictive substances. There are countless accusations that Colombia's irregular armed movements are involved in cocaine trafficking. Making this drug legal at this time would be a very blatant step for Petro’s administration, but no scenario can be ruled out when the dastardly left is in control. The most unusual plans and the most absurd things always occur to communists.
The Latin American left specializes in destroying countries, changing constitutions at will and destroying people's morality by sowing hatred, class divisions and, more recently, legalizing drugs, among other actions that are contrary to the customs that have historically defined Latin culture.
Colombia's future looks uncertain in the hands of a man who, instead of addressing the real problems in his country, is preoccupied with the fate of marijuana.
Colombia overcame many difficult situations and had become the most stable country in the region; today it is covered in shadows with the arrival to power of a ruler who has Maduro's failed model as a reference.
Only time will tell what the future of Petro's Colombia will be. Let us hope that our Colombian brothers and sisters will not allow their country to be destroyed and plundered by the leftists who are now in power, and that they will not aim to give legal status to an addictive substance which often serves as a gateway for users to then want to experiment with the use of other harder drugs.