Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California’s forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show.
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In Arizona, marijuana advocates expect legalization to decrease smuggling and damage drug cartels, according to CBSNews.com. Arizonans will vote in November 2016 on Proposition 205, which could legalize recreational marijuana, which supporters say will expose drug cartels to business competition.
On Nov. 4, 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation approved personal use of marijuana, including growing, harvesting, preparing and possessing the plant, for the four plaintiffs addressed in the court’s ruling.
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.