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Mexican Competitiveness Institute

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Mexican Think Tank: States Should Legalize Pot To Curb Drug Cartels

A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington could cut Mexican drug cartels’ earnings from traffic to the U.S. by as much as 30 percent.