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America’s Pot Farmers Are Putting Mexican Cartels Out of Business

For the first time in generations, farmers in central Mexico have stopped planting marijuana.

Due to ample supplies up north, courtesy of medical and recreational cannabis legalization, cartel farmers can’t make any money off pot anymore, they told the Washington Post this week. The price for a pound of Mexican marijuana has plummeted 75 percent from $100 per kilogram to less than $25.

"'It’s not worth it anymore,'" said 50 year-old Rodrigo Silla, a lifelong cannabis farmer. He also told the Post he couldn’t remember the last time his family and others stopped growing mota. “'I wish the Americans would stop with this legalization.'”


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Thats one way to stick it to the black budget

Every year about 1 trillion dollars of drug profits, mainly from Mexican and Columbian cartels, are being laundered through Wall Street.. and end up in the black budget.

The unfunded black budget projects seek to maintain military superiority, through technological advantage. Its been said that our military is 50 years ahead of the civilian population in these developments.

Were like a snake eating its own tail, building the weapons of our own demise, and promising to enslave the rest of the planet with these.

Hats off to American pot farmers. Tell the empire where to stick it.


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so they can still be part of our proud North American lifestyle...

Poor joke.

I still think they have a niche to fill. This "medical" weed is PHENOMENALLY EXPENSIVE. Come on, what does a quarter of Mex-mersh cost these days? $30? OK some of this medicinal stuff is $60-80 PER GRAM. Forget about that if you are working poor, that's unobtainable.

What I'd like to see is Mexican producers raise the quality bar, stop using paraquat and other nasty chemicals and produce a price competitive product. It doesn't have to have the concentrations the medical stuff does. Most smokers find the act of smoking to be very enjoyable and derivatives like oils can still be distilled for those who don't or can't smoke the stuff.

The cartels have been losing business to top quality growers since before any state legalized MMJ, they have been trying to get top quality growers to consult with them for years. Another side to this story is prohibition of cannibus led to crap product just like it did with bathtub gin in the past. Quality was a distant second to simple AVAILABILITY.

Word to Mexico: stop producing absoulte CRAP and you still have a game.

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.

Mexican drug cartels move into the lime business

The Mexican drug cartels have moved into the lime business.
Half of all limes consumed in the U.S. used to be produced in Florida. In 2000 federal and state officials mandated that any lime tree with citrus canker be burned and not replanted with a lime tree for five years. The order destroyed about 3,500 acres of lime trees, effectively killing a multimillion-dollar industry. Florida farmers either went out of business or replaced their lime trees with other crops.
Mexico stepped in to fill the void but with smaller, less juicy fruit. Drug cartels are now hijacking lime trucks and extorting money from lime growers.
I have a few lime trees in my yard, but none are producing limes. I am not sure what is wrong with them. Nearly all the citrus trees in my neighborhood recently died or are sickly.

Potfolio of Derivatives

"The price for a pound of Mexican marijuana has plummeted 75 percent from $100 per kilogram to less than $25."

Anyone for pot futures and options?

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Great to see manufacturing return to our shores!

:) I realize it's not truly manufacturing but at least something has come back...

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personal observation

I have personally witnessed people referring to pot as "cartel" (negatively) and domestic (proudly).

I have an Indica lab tested at over 35% THC!!!

How can drug runners compete with good old fashioned American Ingenuity?

+35% THC is a world record. They had to run tests multiple times since no one would believe it. The Organic flowers are also tested for pesticides, mold, microbials, CBDs, etc. I was lucky to get some.

As a Medical MJ patient in California, I have the luxury of knowing my medicine is safe. The stuff coming up from south of the border is not medicine or safe. MMJ here is still controlled by the free market with small growers and suppliers. Big Pharma/cartel is slowly creeping in though. http://www.dailypaul.com/314087/new-ca-sb-1262-increased-reg...


You in Carlsbad? I'm in San Marcos! Frequent any Vista shops perhaps?? Hahaha. Good ol' Vista.

Highest I have had is a 32% OG. Could only imagine 35%! Nice talkin' to ya!

Oceanside now, I moved

I like delivery... never have it outside of my house that way. San Marcos is a great town. Nice to meet a local on the DP and nice talking to you too!

$100 per kg?!?!

That's either the worst weed on the planet or these farmers are getting screwed by the cartel's.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

That's why so many mexican farmers

sneak up to Humboldt county in CA to grow weed on federal land. They can get more than 20 times as much money for their effort.

Seems like the farmers will

Seems like the farmers will be better off growing food.

For $25 per k?

What can a farmer raise to replace even $25 a kilo? Not even Kobe beef. Must be retiring at 50.

Actually, for Mexicans, that's a great idea.

Looking at Mexico's climate, they could grow a lot of things America can't.

Although, indoor gardens area becoming more common place in places like the Pacific Northwest.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Both are true facts Myke.

Both are true facts Myke.

The lessons of Prohibition are learned again