Saturday, October 10, 2009

Is Marijuana a "Buy American" Program that Actually Works?

The cry of "Buy American" is being renewed as the nation tries to climb its way out of a recession. Often times those programs can fall short. But there's a surprising market where people are indeed increasing domestic purchases -- marijuana. And, in the process, it is hurting the bottom line for the murderous Mexican and Colombian drug cartels in a way that the official War on Drugs couldn't do.

There was a time when virtually all of the marijuana used in the United States came from Mexico or Colombia. Now, half of the pot being smoked is produced here, according to a report in The Washington Post.


1 comment:

  1. Hemp is the best economic empowerment tool we have. The impact hemp can have on restoring the family farm system alone is reason to end prohibition immediately. For more info. please read Richard M. Davis of the USA Hemp Museum book HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP. Jeffrey Miron of Harvard also has a great book DRUG WAR CRIMES