By Rick Jervis for USA Today. MEXICO CITY — Armando Santacruz is a clean-cut father of five and successful business owner.
Nothing at all about him screams “pothead.”
Yet, Santacruz, 54, is at the forefront of a growing movement to legalize marijuana in Mexico — a move that could have seismic repercussions both in Mexico and the USA.
He talks about legalizing pot with the same impassioned fervor many here use to describe soccer clubs or favorite restaurants. Santacruz was one of four plaintiffs who won a pivotal Supreme Court case here in November, which allowed him and his co-plaintiffs their private consumption of cannabis and galvanized a national debate.