- States that have legalized cannabis have done more damage to the cartels than the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration).
- Cartels move away from smuggling cannabis and on to other substances (e.g., opioids, fentanyl)
- Supreme Court Justice stated cannabis prosecutions have also reduced
- Smuggling of cannabis has declined when states legalize cannabis
Reduce the number of legal resources (e.g. police and lawyers) prosecuting cannabis crimes