More are questioning the effectiveness of the government’s protracted battle against drug cartels; small steps to allow medical marijuana.
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In a surprise move, the Colombian government announced on Nov. 12, 2015, that it will legalize marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes.
Texas is considered another “jewel” in the legalization crown for several reasons. Not only is marijuana possession for any reason still criminalized, but the state is directly in the path of cartel traffic via Mexico.
Legalization and the black market are oil and water for the marijuana industry. Neither side of the law does the other side any favors.
Mexican drug cartels are often synonymous with unspeakable violence. But trying to shut down a criminal enterprise, especially an international one, is like squeezing a balloon: The air goes elsewhere. If the commodity is not marijuana, it might be heroin or human beings.