- Cannabis prohibition has led to a brutal and deadly black market.
Sometimes this market benefits your everyday person just trying to make a living, but behind the curtains, it vastly benefits criminal organizations, handing them an easy method of financial empowerment. This fuels violent crime throughout the country, and world. Many of the most dangerous criminal syndicates get a majority of their profit from the illegal cannabis market.
For example; Mexican drug cartels, responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in recent years, gain roughly 60% of their profit from U.S. cannabis sales.