Remember during the Prop 19 debate how everyone (ie, RAND) suddenly got bent out of shape when legalizers said that a large percent of Mexican drug criminals’ income came from Marijuana? (even though that number originally came from the government)
They “proved” that the number was some unknown lesser number instead, thereby bizarrely supposedly negating the value of marijuana legalization to the reduction of criminal profits.
Must be a little embarrassing to them to see all the huge seizures of marijuana from Mexico these days.
These are just the latest
Federal officers are still investigating two warehouses that were impounded in the Otay Mesa area; it started on Thursday after a sophisticated drug tunnel was discovered linking the warehouses to a home in Tijuana.
The discoveries of the two tunnels netted nearly 50 tons of marijuana and renewed arguments for the legalization of pot by supporters of proposition 19, which was struck down by California voters three weeks ago.
OK, now. Let me get out my prohibitionist calculator… At 2,000 joints per ounce, that makes the street value… carry the seven… add a random factor of 2… ah, here we are… $14.26 trillion.