Two key reasons to support California's ballot initiative to legalize Marijuana:
Drug Cartels Are Terrified of Marijuana Legalization
Illegal Growers Are Terrified of Marijuana Legalization
Do you know how much money the Mexican Drug Trade comes from marijuana? 1/2 to 3/4 of the total income. Make cannabis legal and you will smash these criminal syndicates into dust. Make it legal and you will take that money away, out of their hands forever.
Prohibition is nothing more than a government-guaranteed bailout for criminal syndicates and paramilitary groups. Do you really want to bankrupt the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels? Do you really want to see terrorist groups like FARC smashed? Where do you think the FARC gets their money? This is all about one thing: money. It was exactly the same with Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s, exactly the same.
The black market is terrified of legalization because the price of the drugs will crash. The price of cannabis will collapse, and the cartels will become crippled overnight. It's as simple as that.