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Author Kilmer, Beau
Title Reducing Drug Trafficking Revenues and Violence in Mexico : Would Legalizing Marijuana in California Help?
Imprint Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The, 2010
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Preface -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One - Introduction -- Chapter Two - Methods for Estimating Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Drug Revenues -- Current Approaches for Estimating the Size of U.S. Drug Markets -- Supply-Side Estimates -- Demand-Side Estimates -- Definitions and Distinctions -- Revenues Versus Profits -- Prices Along the Supply Chain -- Chapter Three - U.S. Marijuana Consumption and Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Revenues from Exporting Marijuana -- Total Consumption of Marijuana in the United States -- Mexican Marijuana's Share of the U.S. Market -- Wholesale Marijuana Prices Along the Southwest Border -- Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Gross Revenues from Exporting Marijuana to the United States -- Chapter Four - How Might Legalization in California Affect Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Marijuana Export Revenues? -- Chapter Five - Beyond Marijuana Exports: Insights About Additional Sources of Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Drug Revenue -- Assessing the Claim That 60 Percent of Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organization Drug Revenues Are from Marijuana -- Background -- There Is No Empirical Justification for This Figure That Can Be Verified -- Subsequent National Drug Intelligence Center Estimates Reveal Large Uncertainty About These Numbers -- The 8.57 Billion Figure for Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Marijuana Revenues Is Not Credible -- Exploratory Analysis of Gross Export Revenues for Other Drugs -- Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Revenues from Domestic Distribution Within the United States -- Concluding Thoughts -- Chapter Six - How Could a Reduction in Marijuana Revenues Influence Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations? -- Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations: Activities and Capacities -- Sources
Characterizing Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations -- The Nondrug Activities of Drug-Trafficking Organizations -- Analogies -- General Principles -- Chapter Seven - Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Appendix A - A New Estimate of the Weight of a Marijuana Joint -- Appendix B - Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Content of Sinsemilla and Mexican Commercial-Grade Marijuana -- Appendix C - Marijuana Price Data -- Using the National Survey on Drug Use and Health to Estimate the Share of Marijuana Purchases That Are Sinsemilla Versus Commercial Grade -- Proportion of Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Data Purchases That Are as Expensive as Sinsemilla -- Wholesale Prices Near the Southwestern U.S. Border -- Export Prices -- Geography-Specific Information About Marijuana Prices -- Appendix D - Exploratory Analysis of Mexican Drug-Trafficking Organizations' Revenues from Other Drugs Exported to the United States -- Total Spending on Cocaine, Heroin, and Methamphetamine in the United States: Judgmental Updates of Abt's Demand-Side Estimates for the Year 2000 -- Extrapolating Based on Published Estimates -- Retail Prices of Heroin, Cocaine/Crack, and Methamphetamine -- Import and Wholesale Prices -- Cocaine -- Heroin -- Methamphetamine -- Estimates of Mexico's Market Share -- U.S. Cocaine Consumption: How Much Does Mexico provide? -- U.S. Heroin Consumption: How Much Does Mexico Provide? -- U.S. Methamphetamine Consumption: How Much Does Mexico Provide? -- Summary -- Appendix E - Quotes About Mexican-Marijuana Market Share in U.S. Department of Justice Publications
U.S. demand for illicit drugs creates markets for Mexican drug- trafficking organizations (DTOs) and helps foster violence in Mexico. This paper examines how marijuana legalization in California might influence DTO revenues and the violence in Mexico
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Kilmer, Beau Reducing Drug Trafficking Revenues and Violence in Mexico : Would Legalizing Marijuana in California Help? Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The,c2010 9780833051073
Subject Adult child abuse victims -- Rehabilitation.;Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Rehabilitation
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