Marijuana growers in Mexico now face tough competition in the United States from legal growers in states who have decriminalized the drug. It’s now no longer worth smuggling marijuana into the U.S. The DEA confirms that marijuana smuggling to the US is significantly reduced. In fact the flow is starting to reverse – with marijuana produced in the United States being smuggled to Mexico.
By United States federal law, marijuana is illegal irrespective of the reason for its use. The government agency responsible for the regulation of drugs in the country, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), has refused to delist marijuana from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act.
But despite the federal ban, states have made changes to their marijuana laws. During November 2016, marijuana won major ballot victories in states across the country.
Medical marijuana legalization, on the ballot in Florida, received a whopping 71% support from voters. Medical marijuana legalization also received massive endorsements in Arkansas and North Dakota. Voters in California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine also approved measures to legalize marijuana for recreational use in their territories.
The good news is that the legalization spree of the plant by states is yielding massive results. Apart from the fact that legal marijuana has resulted in creating new opportunities…
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