Is Legal Marijuana Threatening Mexican Drug Cartels?

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With an increasing number of states legalizing weed, the Mexican drug cartels are left with less demand for their most popular product. So how badly is the US marijuana legalization affecting the Mexican drug trade?

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Tracing the U.S. heroin surge back south of the border as Mexican cannabis output falls http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/tracing-the-us-heroin-surge-back-south-of-the-border-as-mexican-cannabis-output-falls/2014/04/06/58dfc590-2123-4cc6-b664-1e5948960576_story.html
“The surge of cheap heroin spreading in $4 hits across rural America can be traced back to the remote valleys of the northern Sierra Madre.”

11 Months After Marijuana Legalization, Here’s What’s Happening to Mexican Cartels
http://mic.com/articles/105510/11-months-after-marijuana-legalization-here-s-what-s-happening-to-mexican-cartels
“Legal weed in the United States is undercutting Mexican competition.”

DEA: Cartels Are Now Smuggling US Weed Into Mexico
http://www.businessinsider.com/dea-cartels-are-now-smuggling-us-weed-into-mexico-to-sell-2014-12
“Legalized marijuana might help cut down on drug dealing in the US, but cartels are now smuggling the high-quality weed into Mexico for illegal sale there, Steven Nelson of U.S. News reports”

Study: US Marijuana Legalization Could Cut Cartel Profits By 30%
http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/study-legalization-cut-cartel-profits-by-30
“A new study suggests that Mexico’s drug cartels could take big hits to their pocketbooks if ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana in parts of the United States are approved by voters, but the overall effect on the country’s security situation would likely be limited.”

Watch More:
What Are the Real Effects of Legalizing Weed?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psuN4BhxUJQ

Why the Violence in Mexico is Getting Worse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Oq1A4QQ0o

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