Reducing Drug Trafficking Revenues and Violence in Mexico: Would Legalizing Marijuana in California Help?

Reducing Drug Trafficking Revenues and Violence in Mexico: Would Legalizing Marijuana in California Help?

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

U.S. demand for illicit drugs creates markets for Mexican drug- trafficking organizations (DTOs) and helps foster violence in Mexico. This paper examines how marijuana legalization in California might influence DTO revenues and the violence in Mexico.

Overview

U.S. demand for illicit drugs creates markets for Mexican drug- trafficking organizations (DTOs) and helps foster violence in Mexico. This paper examines how marijuana legalization in California might influence DTO revenues and the violence in Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833051073
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.20(d)

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