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The Resource Reducing drug trafficking revenues and violence in Mexico : would legalizing marijuana in California help?, Beau Kilmer [and others]

Reducing drug trafficking revenues and violence in Mexico : would legalizing marijuana in California help?, Beau Kilmer [and others]

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Reducing drug trafficking revenues and violence in Mexico : would legalizing marijuana in California help?
Title
Reducing drug trafficking revenues and violence in Mexico
Title remainder
would legalizing marijuana in California help?
Statement of responsibility
Beau Kilmer [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Key findings include: 1) Mexican DTOs' gross revenues from illegally exporting marijuana to wholesalers in the United States is likely less than $2 billion; 2) The claim that 60 percent of Mexican DTO gross drug export revenues come from marijuana should not be taken seriously; 3) If legalization only affects revenues from supplying marijuana to California, DTO drug export revenue losses would be very small, perhaps 2-4 percent; 4) The only way legalizing marijuana in California would significantly influence DTO revenues and the related violence is if California-produced marijuana is smuggled to other states at prices that outcompete current Mexican supplies. The extent of such smuggling will depend on a number of factors, including the response of the U.S. federal government. 5) If marijuana is smuggled from California to other states, it could undercut sales of Mexican marijuana in much of the U.S., cutting DTOs' marijuana export revenues by more than 65 percent and probably by 85 percent or more. In this scenario, the DTOs would lose approximately 20% of their total drug export revenues
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
320.973072
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
KFC632
LC item number
.R438 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kilmer, Beau
  • Caulkins, Jonathan P.
  • Bond, Brittany M
  • Reuter, Peter
  • Rand Corporation
  • Drug Policy Research Center (U.S.)
Series statement
Occasional paper
Series volume
OP-325-RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marijuana
  • Drug legalization
  • Drug traffic
  • Violence
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug traffic
  • Violent crimes
  • California
  • Mexico
Label
Reducing drug trafficking revenues and violence in Mexico : would legalizing marijuana in California help?, Beau Kilmer [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-57)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Methods for Estimating Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Drug Revenues -- U.S. Marijuana Consumption and Associated Drug-Trafficking Organization Export Revenues -- How Might Legalization in California Affect Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Marijuana Export Revenues? -- Beyond Marijuana Exports: Insights About Additional Sources of Mexican Drug- Trafficking Organizations' Drug Revenue -- How Could a Reduction in Marijuana Revenues Influence Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations? -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 57 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833051103
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Reducing drug trafficking revenues and violence in Mexico : would legalizing marijuana in California help?, Beau Kilmer [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-57)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Methods for Estimating Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Drug Revenues -- U.S. Marijuana Consumption and Associated Drug-Trafficking Organization Export Revenues -- How Might Legalization in California Affect Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Marijuana Export Revenues? -- Beyond Marijuana Exports: Insights About Additional Sources of Mexican Drug- Trafficking Organizations' Drug Revenue -- How Could a Reduction in Marijuana Revenues Influence Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations? -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 57 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833051103
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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