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06/06/2013 11:00 am ET

Vicente Fox, Ex-President Of Mexico, Says He'd Grow Marijuana If It Were Legal

AP/File

Few presidents are this excited about the possibility of legalizing weed.

Ex-President of Mexico Vicente Fox told reporters Wednesday that he would become a marijuana producer if the soft drug were legalized.

“Sure I would,” Fox said when asked by a reporter if he would enter the marijuana business, according to Mexican newspaper Milenio. “Once it’s legitimate and legal, sure, I could do it, I’m a farmer. Producers of all types can participate.”

Fox is one of several Latin American leaders who have grown increasingly vocal in their opposition to the U.S.-led war on drugs. He traveled to Seattle last week, where he spoke as a guest for Don Pellicer, a company that aims to commercialize marijuana in Washington and Colorado -- two states that recently legalized marijuana's recreational use, though the federal government still views smoking pot for fun as illegal.

An estimated 70,000 people have lost their lives in Mexico since former President Felipe Calderón launched a frontal assault on the country’s drug cartels.

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