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Mexico Debates New Security Bill

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, December 02, 2017, 20:28 (11 days ago) @ Labrat

I don't support prohibition. That said I believe it is a bit naive to think that the Cartels would simply lay down and disappear if the U.S. were tomorrow simply legalize Everything.

After all, there is an entire would out there with the very same prohibitions.
The Cartels would simply shift markets to other countries and as for the U.S. market they would expand into other markets. Women, gambling, and anywhere else that there is a Black Market Buck to be made.

Hell, they would probably even start Bootlegging Cigarettes since they are about $90 a Carton up here most places now, and even more in places like New York.

Cost of a pack of Cigarettes by State

Just think of the market that that States are already building for them.

JMO

Keith

You're way behind. Waiting and doing what has been failing for decades only allows criminal organizations to grow more powerful. The USA's criminal organizations that grew under Prohibition were essentially given their own state to run, after of course being run out of Cuba. Let's give the ones who are tired of the killing the chance to become "legitimate" businessmen like the USA did with bootleggers.

A little background:

Prohibition In America: A Brief History

A Brief History of the Drug War


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