This article by Alex Rogers was originally published on Cannabis & Tech Today, and appears here with permission.
Mexico and the cannabis plant have a complicated history. For several centuries, the cannabis plant was consumed in Mexico for medical and recreational purposes, and hemp was used to make various finished goods.
Mexico’s cannabis scene changed dramatically with the onset of prohibition.
After cannabis was prohibited around the globe, Mexico became a top international source for illegal cannabis.
Unregulated cannabis from Mexico dominated illegal sales beyond Mexico’s borders for many years, especially in the United States. It is no secret that gangs and cartels largely benefited financially from those sales.
Demand for illegal cannabis has waned in recent years in the United States with the rise of the legal cannabis industry, and that evolution is ramping up elsewhere as nations reform their cannabis laws.
That has had a huge impact …