LATimes: Mexican marijuana farmers see profits tumble as U.S. loosens laws

LATimes: Mexican marijuana farmers see profits tumble as U.S. loosens laws

30th December 2015, Badiraguato, Mexico — He started growing marijuana as a teenager and for four decades earned a modest living from his tiny plot tucked at the base of these rugged mountains of western Mexico.

He proudly shows off his illegal plants, waist-high and fragrant, strategically hidden from view by rows of corn and nearly ready to be harvested.

“I’ve always liked this business, producing marijuana,” the 50-year-old farmer said wistfully. He had decided that this season’s crop would be his last.

The reason: free-market economics.

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