Mexico remains the main international provider of marijuana for the United States, but thi...

As Marijuana Profits Dry Up, Mexico Crime Groups Turn to Alcohol and Logging – Insightcrime.org

Mexico remains the main international provider of marijuana for the United States, but this has greatly diminished since 2013, forcing certain criminal groups to adapt and look for other funds. As more US states move towards legalization, “Mexican marijuana has largely been supplanted by domestic-produced marijuana,” according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment.  The report shows marijuana seizures along the southwest US-Mexico border declined by more than 81 percent between 2013 and 2020, suggesting Mexican crime groups have significantly scaled down their marijuana trafficking operations. A high-ranking Sinaloa Cartel operative in Sonora state told …

 

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