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Mexican security forces Wednesday burned 134 tons of marijuana seized in Tijuana. The drugs were believed to belong to the Sinaloa cartel.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 21, 2010; 8:04 AM ET
Categories:  Around the World, Narcotics  
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The measurement is PRICE ON THE STREET. If you cannot affect the price on the street, your interdiction efforts are worthless. After 70 years of cannabis prohibition, the price has dropped each year, and the availability has increased each year. Does prohibition accomplish its goals? No, not even one of them, and it CAUSES even more problems. The reality is that for each one brick of pot you see burning, 10 were delivered to the purchaser the SAME DAY. This will have ZERO impact on cannabis price or availability. In fact the entire collection of seizures both mexican and american for the entire year, will not be able to drive the price of cannabis up one penny nor drive the availability down one iota. The definition of insanity is doing the same action and expecting a different result. The US has been insane about marijuana for roughly 70 years. You'd think we'd get tired of losing this "war".

Posted by: x1134x | October 21, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

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