On January 30, 2019, López Obrador, the new Mexican president elected in late 2018 officially ended the "war on drugs" started in 2006. It must be recognized that the results of this war have remained very mixed because the cartels have not been defeated despite the numerous arrests (122,000 "narcos" are now under lock and key) and the extradition to the United States of major criminals indicted by the US Department of Justice including Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera alias "El Chapo "(arrested in 2016, extradited in 2017) who should be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of early release in July this year. Nevertheless, this war would have made at least 120,000 victims in ten years (2007-2018). Some figures even report 200 000 killed because they take into account the disappearances. The Italian press calls this the lupara bianca, white death; the body of the victim is never found. It should be pointed out that neither Daesh nor al-Qaida invented horror, torture, beheading and other dismantling (Mexican specialty) filmed to impress the people. This has been practiced for ages in Latin America in general and in Mexico in particular. The only difference is that the "educational purpose" claimed by the sicarios is intended for local and not international. According to repentants, sicarios are trained very young at the crime school to be literally decerebrated (Daech did the same). They are at the bottom of the "social" scale of criminal organizations, which would have three levels. Performers literally and figuratively, middle managers who transmit orders, check in the field and do intelligence but who sometimes have to get their hands dirty. Finally, it has decision-makers who try not to intervene directly. Like all boss of organized crime, their personal goal is to be integrated into the good society bring in fresh capital that is thus laundered and converted into the legal economy.
Certainly, Mexican cartels have evolved over time, some like La Familia or that of Beltran Leyva disappearing from the landscape. Even the dreaded Zetas whose cadres had been serving with the Mexican police special forces had internal divisions which considerably weakened their power of nuisance. The cartels of Juarez and Knights Templar (heir to La Familia) are also losing ground.
Nevertheless, the main transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) are still active despite the blows that have been brought to them, either by the authorities or by the ruthless wars of gangs that have raged. They were – and still are – destined to conquer territories and / or new markets. At the top of the list are the Gulf and Sinaloa cartels. The latter survives despite the incarceration of its leader, "El Chapo" Guzman. For the record, but it is a very significant fact, the Mexican federal judge in charge of the Guzman case was murdered shortly after the arrest of his client. The motto "plata o plomo" (money or lead) is still in the news in Mexico, and the worst is that the sicarios do not hesitate to attack the family members of their targets.
According to the US Department of Justice, the most powerful Mexican OCT today is the New Generation Jalisco Cartel (CJNG). He dethroned Sinaloa's "top five" cartel alongside Yamaguchi Gumi's Japanese yakusa, Solnseskaya Bratva's Moscow mafia (currently looking for a leader, it could be downgraded in the future), Camorra's Italian mafias, and 'Ndrangheta. The CJNG is relatively new since it was founded in 2009 by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes "El Mencho", a former drug courier who served three years in prison in the United States before becoming a short-lived municipal policeman. The latter is still in office which is a high level of professionalism, personal cruelty but also a lot of luck. Since the end of last year, his head is priced in the United States for ten million dollars. The Mexican authorities offer "only" thirty million pesos ($ 1.6 million) for any information allowing its neutralization.
Washington accuses the cartel of importing five tons of cocaine and five tons of methamphetamine a month into the United States! It has more than 100 processing laboratories in Mexico and cannabis farms in the US.
The good health of this organization stems from the fact that CJNG is present in 22 of the 32 Mexican states, the United States (Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles) and Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Bolivia). ). According to the same source, this cartel has landed in Europe, Asia and Australia.
To return to the "end of the war on drugs", it is simply an abdication of Mexican power that recognizes that it does not have the power to achieve tangible results. The reason is simple: the cartels have more human and financial means (with the corruption that goes with it) than the government. Security forces are now urged to combat oil trafficking as a priority because they are losing a lot of revenue to the state that is interested.
Here is what you want to know before seeing your local medical dispensary:You will need a physician’s recommendation, medical cannabis certificate, or whatever proper documentation is required by your state. Typically, you need to be 18 or older to be eligible for a medical authorization, but exceptions may be made in some states for minors with especially debilitating conditions. You will often enroll with a medicinal dispensary. This is to keep your medical cannabis recommendation or certificate on file for regulatory and legal purposes. There will be a waiting room. This is to control the flow of patients and product, but a straightforward dividing wall gives patients solitude and direct one-on-one contact with a budtender to discuss medical problems. Many times, but not necessarily, your purchases will be monitored by medical dispensaries. This process can help budtenders and patients monitor effective medication in addition to have a living record of manufacturers and products for future reference and follow up. Medicinal dispensaries usually allow you to smell and analyze the buds prior to buy. This may vary from state-to-state.
Yes, municipal approval is necessary prior to the AGLC will issue a retail cannabis license. Applicants must get in touch with their planned municipality to learn requirements concerning municipal retail cannabis laws, zoning requirements, land-use restrictions, and location requirements regarding how near a retail shop can be into a provincial medical care centre, school, or parcel of land designated as a school reserve.
Keep non-medical cannabis legal Adults who are 19 decades or older are in a position to:Possess up to 30 g of authorized dried cannabis or the equivalent on their person. Share up to 30 g of legal cannabis along with other adults in Canada. Purchase cannabis products from a Yukon Liquor Corporation licensed retailer. Grow up to four crops per household. It’s illegal to present non-medical cannabis to anyone under the age of 19 and also for anyone below the age of 19 to have any amount of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.It is illegal and dangerous to drive while under the influence of cannabis or other intoxicants.