File - In this May 5, 2011, shows a unidentified man smoking medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Cafe, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The main adviser to Mexico's president-elect says votes legalizing recreational marijuana in the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado will force the Mexican government to rethink its efforts on halting marijuana smuggling across the border.
Luis Videgaray is the man in charge of President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto's presidential transition. He tells Radio Formula that the Pena Nieto administration that takes office in three weeks remains opposed to drug legalization. But he says the votes in the two U.S. states complicate Mexico's commitment to quashing pot growing and smuggling.
Videgaray says the votes "change somewhat the rules of the games" in Mexico's relationship with the United States.