Christine Rousselle | Mar 08, 2016
According to data released by the U.S. Border Patrol, 2015 saw the lowest amount of marijuana seized at the U.S./Mexican border in a decade, and Mexican manufacturers of (illegal) marijuana say that drug prices have dropped dramatically since some states have legalized the recreational use and production of the drug.
Additionally, the quality of marijuana has increased as (legal) American production of cannabis has forced Mexican and Caribbean producers to effectively up their game to compete with superior American products.
Mexican drug cartels are extremely powerful and extremely violent. Anything that cuts into their main source of income is a net positive for society. Marijuana will always exist and will always be consumed regardless of legal status--and it makes more sense to keep things domestic and keep money out of the hands of cartels.