Is this going to work for Mexico? Another option that the new government may be considering is the legalization of the cultivation of opium poppies for use in the pharmaceutical industry. In August, the Guerrero Congress almost unanimously approved a proposal to decriminalize the cultivation of poppies for medicinal purposes but requires federal support in order for it to become law. Community leaders from the Sierra region of Guerrero appealed in July to president-elect López Obrador to legalize poppy cultivation, while incoming interior secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero has said that legalizing drugs is a possibility as part of the quest to bring peace to the country. Just ship them North.