Dr. Nathan P. Jones talks about the United States’ war on drugs and why Texas should legalize marijuana. Nathan P. Jones, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar in drug policy and Mexico studies at the Baker Institute. His research focuses on drug violence in Mexico. Jones has published with numerous think tanks, including the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and InSight Crime. While teaching at the University of San Diego (USD) in 2011-2012, Jones worked closely with the school’s Trans-Border Institute on grant proposals and research projects. He has been a trusted source on issues of violence in Mexico with media outlets such as the Houston Chronicle, Texas Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and KPBS San Diego radio and television.