Refazenda and Drug Policy in the Americas

About twenty years ago, during a trip home to New Mexico I ran into an old friend from high school. When we got around to talking about work, she told me that she was at a non-profit in Washington D.C., advocating for the legalization of marijuana. I had never really heard anyone talk seriously about legalizing pot, and the fact that my friend was making a career doing that just about blew my mind. Fast forward to January 1, 2020: Illinois (where I now live) becomes the latest state to…