Mexico’s former President Vicente Fox dubbed an ongoing campaign to legalize marijuana in his country as a “successful,” sending his thanks to activists including Canada’s Jodie Emery for their support.
Fox expressed his appreciation via a video published on Thursday on Twitter.
In response, Emery wrote: “Thank you for the personal hello, and for supporting our campaigns for freedom & liberty!”
Fox, who served as president from 2000 to 2006 with the center-right National Action Party, announced CannaMexico in April.
After the end of his presidency, he distanced himself from the party.
When he announced the campaign in April, Fox implored Mexico’s presidential candidates to openly debate drug legalization ahead of the July vote.
Last year, more than 25,000 murders were recorded in Mexico as rival drug gangs increasingly splintered into smaller, more brutal groups after more than a decade of a military-led campaign to battle the cartels.