Legal Cannabis Reducing Violence for Border States

Scientists took time out of their schedule to prove a point cannabis activists have been suggesting for years.  A new study shows that legal cannabis “leads to a decrease in violent crime in states that border Mexico”. The authors claim their results show that legalization “leads to a reduction in violent crime in markets that are traditionally controlled by Mexican drug trafficking organizations”.

There is no doubt that more competition from better packaged medical strains has made the old school “brick weed” from our southern neighbors obsolete is many (if not most) regions of the U.S. That lack of demand (and price) has caused the cartels to move onto other (still illegal) endeavors elsewhere.

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