Vice visits cartel-ravaged Sinaloa, Mexico where a population of independent farmers is growing “blood-free” cannabis.
- None of the farmers who spoke to VICE had to ask permission from the cartels to go it alone. “We’re independent and doing it for ourselves,” Lazaro, a farmer, said.
- “There are pros and cons to the cartel-free business. Without the help of drug trafficking organizations, producers can’t rely on their infrastructure and have to create their own logistical networks, making contact with dealers and then getting their produce to them in cities around Mexico.”
In Mexico, the pandemic has pushed back anticipated REC legalization once again.