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Loosened US pot laws have sent Mexican weed prices plunging – Marijuana News

A marijuana farm in western Mexico. Image: Deborah Bonello via PRI.org

It's a tough time to be a Mexican pot farmer. The price of marijuana has been plummeting partly because of the loosening of laws in parts of the US — encouraging growth of more high-end pot in America.

A marijuana farm in western Mexico. Image: Deborah Bonello via PRI.org

That's meant that some farmers in the Mexican state of Sinaloa are branching out into other types of crops — some legal, some not.

Los Angeles Times correspondent Deborah Bonello has been reporting on the challenges facing marijuana farmers.

Could free-market economics have done what years of a war on drugs could not?

Bonello spoke to host Marco Werman about what she discovered.

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Andrea Crossan ~ PRI’s The World ~

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