Mexican Marijuana Farmers See Profits Tumble as U.S. Loosens Laws

Mexican Cannabis farmer (photo: Deborah Bonello)

Ongoing changes in U.S. drug policy are forging an impact on far more than the social and economic structures of states like Colorado, Washington and Oregon. Mexican pot farmers are reporting drastic plunges in productivity and profits, impacting cartel activity south of the Border, an area plagued by drug violence at the helm of an ongoing battle for turf. As the United States embraces relaxed drug laws, the LA Times examines the subsequent impact on the Mexican marijuana industry.

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