Take a Bite out of Mexican Crime, Smoke US Weed?
“The casual consumer in the U.S. — the kid or adult that smokes a joint — will never in their mind associate smoking that joint with the severing of people’s heads in Mexico,” he said.
MSNBC just put out a new article on the way high end marijuana produced in the United States is cutting into the Mexican drug cartel’s profits. According to article, California’s Prop 215’s laws are both a “license to grow money” for Mom and Pop farmers and, by implication, a way to damage the increasingly violent Mexican drug lords. The article is fascinating reading. Several North Coast residents are quoted including Wayne Hansen a local sherrif. and Jack Nelsen, commander of the Humboldt County Drug Task Force in Northern California.
Eric Sligh, publisher of Grow magazine which I write for, appears on a video linked to the article. But the most fascinating interview is with a Mexican grower for the drug cartel here in Humboldt. He says, “”The mountain can eat you up,…you’re only thinking about the next day. You have to get up at 4 in the morning to water the marijuana, because the helicopter might come by when the sun is up, and if you water too late, he’ll see the mist coming off the plants. You do this every day. There’s no church on Sunday or anything like that. You have to be focused. You have to give everything for them.”