Monday, November 07, 2016

Pot Smuggling Changes Direction

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the usual smuggling of marijuana into California from Mexico has reversed course. Now it's being smuggled into Mexico, in part the Chronicle reports, due to legalization efforts in California:

" As the flow of cartel brick weed into the U.S. dwindles to due further legalization measures, the phenomenon of smuggling California pot southbound to Mexico has arisen.
The abundance of high-quality legal marijuana in California has created a demand in Mexico that local cartels can’t supply with their own homegrown product,"

This seems to make the point I've made here and elsewhere that smaller growers with more high quality product will always find a market for their goods, that the larger grows can't provide. How long that lasts is anyone's guess. 

Vote Yes on Prop 64.

Hat tip to the Rational Review News Digest for the link to the story.


At 6:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed. Do 'small' quality breweries and winemakers flourish? I'd say they do.
And Humboldt truly is a known brand. A local business can either run with that or not.
Hysterical that we are exporting to Mexico.


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