With the United States becoming ever more able to legally grow and supply themselves with their own marijuana, it’s no wonder that our neighbors to the south are becoming concerned. Legalization in the United States means that the drug war in Mexico is about to go through the roof as Mexico will loose it’s biggest importer of mota. Mexican President Felipe Calderon stated of Prop 19 that the “drug war in Mexico would become terrible” if California legalized medical marijuana. It’s easy to get your medical marijuana card in Colorado, and California now, but just look at what’s happening in Mexico as over 28,000 have died in the drug war in the past 3 years according to the LA Times.
The Mexican marijuana trade was built on the fact that marijuana was hard to grow, illegal, and expensive in the US. Just like Americans prefer to get many of their products imported to keep cost down, the cost of Mexican marijuana has been cheap for the past several decades compared to domestic marijuana, making it economical for the average toker to purchase mexi weed when necessary. Marijuana in the US is getting cheaper now though, and quality and potency keep getting better as medical marijuana emerges and becomes available in more states though out the US. All markets change, and the days of going to see Juan and Pablo down at the park for a compressed bag of what looks like leaf clippings are over. Americans want medical marijuana, the good sticky icky that has been all over the news and the papers, the kind of stuff that helps you medicate and feel better, not sicker.
Marijuana is all over the ballots this coming November in the US. Many Americans, will be voting to allow medical marijuana in their communities, and California will be voting on Prop 19 to legalize recreational marijuana. How many farmers, traffickers, drivers, loan sharks, hit men, dealers, and smugglers will loose their jobs if Prop 19 passes is unimaginable. How many more will die if Prop 19 passes? Take the Survey It’s hard to say how many more will die, but things may just be beginning at the border if you agree with President Calderon of Mexico who is practically threatening the US with an all out war on our borders if Prop 19 passes. Like all wars, the coming drug war with our neighbors will not be fought to gain control of the market as it has been, but rather to patch our wounds as a global society for a failed global drug war against cannabis.blog comments powered by i420 & Disqus