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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, March 30, 2009

Second thought

With all the sudden focus on violence in Mexico, I think it's important to note that marijuana is the top revenue generator for the Mexican drug cartels.


  • Of course. In a recent MSNBC special, street sales of marijuana in the U.S. topped revenue generated by corn, officially listed as the #1 cash crop in the States.

    By Anonymous Andrew Beyer, at 11:05 AM  

  • You know, that doesn't surprise me so much, at least in amount sold.

    If you mean that mj grown in the US, that would be a bit more surprising.

    Of course, dollars per acre farmed is huge for mj since pretty much the whole plant is sold for big dollars/lb.

    Back to the post, I just found it amazing that the drug cartels are running on mj.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 1:23 PM  

  • Over the next several years (and hopefully not decades...), I want to be witnessing the return of marijuana / hemp to the list of legal cash crops in the US.

    I look forward to a day when paper, which now comes from slow-growing trees, is provided by quick-growing hemp fiber.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:44 PM  

  • For me, it's the legal, imprisonment and police costs of marijuana policy. If you want to keep it illegal, make small amounts a ticket and fine. That would save billions and let the police and courts spend their time on more important stuff.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:28 PM  

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