How Might Marijuana Legalization in California Affect Drug Trafficking Revenues and Violence in Mexico?

by Beau Kilmer, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Brittany M. Bond, Peter H. Reuter

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Abstract

Discusses whether legalizing marijuana in California would reduce the revenues of Mexican drug trafficking organizations and related violence.

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