Colorado and Washington have passed laws making the recreational use of marijuana a legal activity. This would seem a blow for freedom but like everything else in the United States, there has to be a drawback. For starters it is being said that the Mexican drug cartels are angry about the legalization as it will cut into their profits.
I do not believe so. In fact I have to think that a lot of Mexican insurgents voted in those Colorado and Washington elections for the marijuana initiatives. If you follow the news you know that year to year there has been an increase in massive marijuana grows on public lands by the Mexican drug cartels and of course there have been some big busts to go along with the grows.
We all know that at the top of the United States illicit drug cabal is the US government and as the government is corporate, the emphasis is absolutely on profit. Bearing in mind that the drug war is being conducted under the same profit theology, let’s look at these new legalization laws.
As the prohibition ends and taxation steps in and in considering that we are only talking about two states in fifty, what is to stop the drug cartels from setting up their illegal grow operations in Colorado and Washington exclusively? Of course this would be all sanctioned by the drug lords in the US government and those in league would have a monopoly on the industry, with the elimination of all competition, with extreme prejudice.
I predict we will see the average citizens in these states being raided by federal authorities and having their properties confiscated, while the Mexican drug gangs grow, manufacture, and ship their product all around the US, unmolested. The higher quality marijuana grown in the United States will fetch a heftier price, especially considering the elimination of a need for transport across the border. Both Seattle and Denver are major transportation hubs, with I-80 the main artery from east to west.
Any time it appears that the elite are loosening their stranglehold on our freedom and liberty we do not have to look far to find the duplicity behind their actions. It should be interesting to watch as the tide of Mexican pot workers makes it way north.