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Old 04-18-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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Someone told me that the influence of the mexican mafia(basically a union of mexican drug cartels) wields a suprising amount of influence in SoCal. I heard pay-offs, hand outs, and laundered money influence everyone from police/border agents to neighborhood "papi" store owners. I was told its bigger and more influential than the sicilian mafia was at its height, and that a lot of crime in the state is caused by illegals who don't leave their "baggage" at the border.

I know your average ****** probly doesn't have any exposure to that element, but is the underground economy in SoCal really that strong?
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:18 PM
 
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I know your average ****** probly doesn't have any exposure to that element, but is the underground economy in SoCal really that strong?
Yes.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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All the more reason to vote for legalization of cannabis this fall and take back the control from the real criminals.

They murder and destroy the people and communities of California; voting Yes on the RCTC act will will hurt them in a real and direct way by taking away their main source of the only thing they care about, money.

You say they are just as or even more powerful than the mafia of the 30's?

Just like the mafia then these criminals rely on prohibition for their money, their power and their influence over society.

Everyone who can vote in CA can take Cannabis away from them this fall and send a clear message that says, no more.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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All the more reason to vote for legalization of cannabis this fall and take back the control from the real criminals.

They murder and destroy the people and communities of California; voting Yes on the RCTC act will will hurt them in a real and direct way by taking away their main source of the only thing they care about, money.

You say they are just as or even more powerful than the mafia of the 30's?

Just like the mafia then these criminals rely on prohibition for their money, their power and their influence over society.

Everyone who can vote in CA can take Cannabis away from them this fall and send a clear message that says, no more.
Good point
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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All the more reason to vote for legalization of cannabis this fall and take back the control from the real criminals.

They murder and destroy the people and communities of California; voting Yes on the RCTC act will will hurt them in a real and direct way by taking away their main source of the only thing they care about, money.

You say they are just as or even more powerful than the mafia of the 30's?

Just like the mafia then these criminals rely on prohibition for their money, their power and their influence over society.

Everyone who can vote in CA can take Cannabis away from them this fall and send a clear message that says, no more.
I thought most if not all the marijuana sold in pharmacies was grown in California? Are you referring to street sells?
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I thought most if not all the marijuana sold in pharmacies was grown in California? Are you referring to street sells?
Street sales make up the very vast majority of sales.
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