• Infographics: Depending on who you ask, marijuana represents between 9 and 30% of Mexican cartel revenues.

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     “The [Mexican Competitiveness Institute] also predicted that drug trafficking revenues would fall 20 to 30 percent. But that’s a much more severe impact than the one predicted by the Rand Corp., which previously found that cartels would barely feel the pinch from legalization initiatives in the U.S… A 2010 Rand Corp. study estimated that legal marijuana use in California, a state that consumes about one-seventh of all the pot smoked in the United States, would cost the cartels 2 to 4 percent of their revenue.” Olga Khazan at The Washington Post

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