US Government Helping Arm Mexican Drug Cartels

By: Monday March 7, 2011 8:55 am

Just when I think our war on drugs can’t get anymore absurd, I see truly sickening stories like one come to light. CBS News uncovered that the US Government has actually been working to allow hundreds of military-style guns to be smuggled into Mexico to see where they would end up. It shouldn’t surprise anyone [...]

A Video for Those Who Don’t Think Marijuana Legalization Would Hurt the Cartels

By: Friday November 5, 2010 8:44 am

For all those out there like the drug czar who try to dishonestly pretend marijuana legalization would not seriously hurt the profits of the violent cartels, I have a video, via Washington Post. This video is of 30 tons of marijuana. It was seized by authorities from a single tunnel running under the Mexican-American border, [...]

Rand Study: Marijuana Legalization Would Markedly Cut Mexican Drug Cartel Profits

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 1:43 pm

The Rand Corporation is notorious for its history of pro-drug-war studies. A report of theirs from earlier this year on Proposition 19 was full of dubious claims based on what even they had to admit were just guesses. Once again, with their newest report about marijuana legalization, the Rand Corporation buries the lede from their own study, one which strongly supporters the anti-cartel claims made by marijuana reformers. While not part of the press release, the study, in fact, backs up one of the main arguments of the supporters of marijuana legalization. The study determines legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana could eliminate all the profits the Mexican drug cartels currently make thanks to cannabis prohibition.

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