Mexico Rethinking Drug War After Colorado, Washington Legalization

Ya think? The head of the new Mexican president’s transition team, Luis Videgray, tells the Associated Press today that Mexico is re-thinking its bloody drug war – which has left tens of thousands of Mexicans dead – in light of the fact that Colorado and Washington just legalized pot.

“These important modifications change somewhat the rules of the game in the relationship with the United States,” Videgaray told the AP. “I think that we have to carry out a review of our joint policies in regards to drug trafficking and security in general.”

Ya think? That is an understatement, Colorado and Washington pot legalization changes everything with regard to our closest neighbor. Think tanks predict legalization in even one state will dramatically decrease the cost of pot nationwide, and increase its quality. Cheap, high-grade, U.S. bud is about to completely cut Mexican cartels out of the U.S. market, costing cartels billions of dollars in annual revenue.

– Read the entire article at Smell the Truth.

Comments

9 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    but thai weed for examplae doesnt grow well on a hydroponic system they need sunlight and it is very hard to mimic what happend on a sunny day when you try inside

  2. Son of Sam Walton on

    Why would you smoke industrial hemp? Cheap (one hitter) typical Mexican weed will still be popular in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada for those wanting to pay $2-4 a gram on good stuff (like favoring Texas wine over Arkansas wine etc -for a different taste and smell), but don’t want to buy $5-20 gram better stuff grown in America or Canada. Mexican pot will mostly go to Hemp and it will make Mexico better by adding millions of jobs in the fuel, clothing, food, plastics, construction material, paints, etc industries . . . get 3km more to the liter with Alcopolco Gold . . . Mexican Red Hair 2bedroom house etc . . . but only if the Mexican people will push for hemp when they don’t make as much money on weed like they use to.

  3. gutrod on

    Once the gang of big boyz meaning big business finds a way to change the laws in the name of profit the Mexicans will be cut out of the picture other than peddling the real dangerous drugs like heroin and cocaine. They have already taken over the heroin trade by mass producing hillbilly heroin, Oxycontin creating thousands of new addicts who would otherwise be drug free. All in the name of profit. Selling guns to Mexican gangs hasn’t hurt the American job market either. These are industries without conscience.

  4. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    Sunshine doesn’t cost anything. Lighting systems cost, and the electricity costs. Outdoors there is no ceiling so plants can be allowed to grow very tall for a better yield. True that most operations will be indoor and geared for year-round operation, making seasons and temperature limitations irrelevant.

    Just as with alcohol, most brands are domestic but you still have imports. The peso exchanges between 12 and 13 for a U.S. dollar. Cheap weed in $.

    While legalization is a major blow to the Mexican cartels and a major boom sector for jobs in the U.S. and Canada and elsewhere, the Mexicans will have to improve their quality to compete with domestic indoor hydro and outdoor bio weed, outdoor bio weed. Bio weed is grown in soil mixtures.

    Quality Mexican brands/varieties will emerge. I would not go so far as to say that all weed will be grown indoors. In the Green Triangle in Mendocino County, California, for example, a good amount of cannabis is grown outdoors. Mexicans will have a domestic market and international market to compete in, and just like beers, for example, ever hear of Bohemia, Corona or Dos Equis? They’re bound to export some kinds of quality weed.

    Yep, I guess you’re right, my claims are erroneous, or erogenous or whatever.

  5. James Schulz on

    Im wondering legalization in some regions could actually force an end to prohibition under international agreements such as N.A.F.T.A

  6. Anonymous on

    all the quality bud will be grown indoors anyways so it doesnt matter.

  7. Anonymous on

    all the quality bud will be grown indoors anyways so it doesnt matter.

  8. Anonymous on

    Indoor growing and greenhouses, both soil and hydroponic, have made your statement about a magically primo mexican weed irrelevant and erroneous.

  9. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    Mexicans are simply going to have to use their favorable climate to produce different varieties of cannabis that can’t be grown in the U.S. growing season zones, i.e. tropical, exotic, quality sativa varieties and indicas that take vegetate longer and ripen longer than possible in el norte. No frost indicas.