A new report from the Congressional Research Service says the legalization movement in America is bad for cartels.
- Sales in Mexico are declining because of the popularity of other drugs, according to the report, but also “due to legalized cannabis or medical cannabis in several U.S. states and Canada, reducing its value as part of Mexican trafficking organizations’ portfolio.”
- The report, “Mexico: Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking Organizations,” also notes that the country is developing its own legalization strategy.
- H-2A visas are going up 85%, from $460 to $850. The increased cost of agricultural labor visas is just one visa fee that hemp manufacturers might want to be aware of.
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