Tracing the U.S. heroin surge

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  1. poncho

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    Tracing the U.S. heroin surge back south of the border as Mexican cannabis output falls

    TEPACA DE BADIRAGUATO, MEXICO — The surge of cheap heroin spreading in $4 hits across rural America can be traced back to the remote valleys of the northern Sierra Madre.

    With the wholesale price of marijuana falling — driven in part by decriminalization in sections of the United States — Mexican drug farmers are turning away from cannabis and filling their fields with opium poppies.

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    Farmers in the storied “Golden Triangle” region of Mexico’s Sinaloa state, which has produced the country’s most notorious gangsters and biggest marijuana harvests, say they are no longer planting the crop. Its wholesale price has collapsed in the past five years, from $100 per kilogram to less than $25.

    “It’s not worth it anymore,” said Rodrigo Silla, 50, a lifelong cannabis farmer who said he couldn’t remember the last time his family and others in their tiny hamlet gave up growing mota. “I wish the Americans would stop with this legalization.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/tracing-the-us-heroin-surge-back-south-of-the-border-as-mexican-cannabis-output-falls/2014/04/06/58dfc590-2123-4cc6-b664-1e5948960576_story.html

    What do you know legalization does what we crazy "libertarians" have been saying it would do. So now what should we do about cocaine and heroin?
     
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    We should pretend to fight a war against Mexibrown for another 25 years.

    Get the CIA involved, since I'm sure they have no idea that heroin is produced in Mexico.

    Confiscate all that we can, jacking up the street price, and making the enforcement tactics become more and more brutal.

    Work hand in hand with the Mexican Gov., and hand over operations to them, at the border...since they are so competent and incorruptible.

    Stamp out M.J. while it is down!
    Start a whole new offensive against pot.

    Go into hospitals and pharmacies, and seize all morphine derivitives, declaring:"I don't care if this is legal in your State, the Fed.Gov of the U.S.A. considers Heroin illegal in all forms.

    That'll fix everything, it will.
     
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    We have to do something quick because 80 some billion dollars a year going to the government run drug interdiction racket is at stake here.
     
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