The six-year war on drugs has left a wake of 60,000 dead in Mexico. With Colorado and Oregon now opposing federal law on the legalization of marijuana, some Mexican politicians are considering relaxing marijuana laws. Mexico’s new president, Peña Nieto opposes legalization but he recently told CNN that the news from Washington and Colorado "could bring us to rethinking the strategy." However, there is far less public support for legalization in Mexico. A poll shows that 79% of Mexico’s citizens oppose legalization. In the United States, about half of the public supports legalization. Fernando Belaunzaran a democratic lawmaker for Mexico has introduced a national legalization bill. However, without the support of the public, the bill has little chance of passing.