Nobody buys Mexican-grown marijuana anymore

Article subtitle: 
Dealer: Mexican weed up in smoke
Article CAIRCO note: 
Mexican drug cartels losing market share in Coloraddo
Article author: 
Peter Strescino
Article publisher: 
Pueblo Chieftain
Article date: 
13 February 2015
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

The market for Mexican marijuana has dried to a whiff and “everybody and his mother” is growing their own product, says a Puebloan who has been selling pot here for more than 20 years.

...Personal use and possession of marijuana was made legal in December 2012, but rec sales were first permitted on Jan. 1, 2014.

The current legal recreational market is fueled by people from out of state, Tracy said. Colorado users, weary of the high taxation on the product, have taken to growing, getting their “red card” for medicinal marijuana or even using Craigslist to score pot.

“Anybody I know who was paying those high prices has signed up to get a red card,” Tracy said. “Your taxes drop to 4 percent. If you’re a regular smoker, that can be the difference between $2,000 and $3,000 a year in taxes you’re skating.



Mexican cartels have taken over illegal marijuana trafficing and have been found routinely cultivating pot in US National Parks and Forests. Illegal alien trafficing has been taken over by cartels. Illegal aliens typically have to carry backpacks of marijuana when they sneak into America.

Legalization of pot in Colorado has clearly had an impact on the amount of Mexican drug cartel marijuana purchased. This a significant consequence of the new Colorado laws on marijuana.

The above article was reported on Complete Colorado.