With Rebels Gone, Colombia Jumps Into the Pot Industry – Cannabis News

It is an unorthodox experiment by Colombia, one that underscores the region’s changing attitudes toward drugs after decades of fighting them.

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U.S. Path on Legal Marijuana Forces Rethink in Mexico – Cannabis News

More are questioning the effectiveness of the government’s protracted battle against drug cartels; small steps to allow medical marijuana.

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Illegal marijuana production has plummeted in Washington State since 2010 – Marijuana News

Illegal marijuana production has fallen drastically in recent years in Washington State, although law enforcement says public lands here remain a hotbed for cartel activity.

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Legal marijuana is finally doing what the drug war couldn’t – Marijuana News

Legal marijuana may be doing at least one thing that a decades-long drug war couldn't: taking a bite out of Mexican drug cartels' profits.

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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.

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