Is Legalized Weed in U.S. Hurting Mexican Black Market? The 420 Times Staff December 2, 2014 Best Of The Best, Exclusive Web Content, Featured, International, Medical Marijuana News, Politics, Recreational Cannabis, The Business Side Of Recreational Cannabis, The War On DrugsIt seems that as more states here in the U.S. decide to legalize weed for recreational or medicinal dedications, the cost per kilo [2.2 pounds] of weed grown in Mexico is experiencing a significant decline.“Brick weed! Get your brick weed here! We’re slashing our prices, not locals!”Advocates for the legalization of marijuana have long argued that ending prohibition here in the United States would have a noteworthy impact on the Mexican drug cartel’s illegal marijuana sales, and it looks as if they may have been right all along.“Two or three years ago, a kilogram of marijuana was worth $60 to $90,” says Nabor, a 24-year-old marijuana cultivator residing in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa. “But now they’re paying us $30 to $40 a kilo. It’s a big difference. If the U.S. continues to legalize pot, they’ll run us into the ground.”Sorry, Nabor. But that’s always been a part of the plan.Nabor, who claims he has grown pot illegally since he was just a mere 14, says the plants he tends to do not belong to him. He’s paid to look after the pot plot by the villainous murderers from the Sinaloa cartel.“My patrón (a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity) pays me $150 a month, but I have to plant it exactly the way he wants,” he says. “He provides the water pump, gasoline, irrigation hoses, fertilizer, everything.”Nabor says that due to the fact that cultivation marijuana is such a dangerous occupation, if the price per kilo drops any further, he’ll have to consider another line of work.“This is dangerous work to cultivate it and to sell it. If the army comes, you have to run or they’ll grab you,” Nabor affirmed. “Look here, we’re only getting $40 a kilo. The day we get $20 a kilo, it will get to the point that we just won’t plant marijuana anymore.”Good luck getting out of the drug cartel’s grasp alive, Nabor. Something tells me the only way to retire from the cartel is to give up the ghost.Good riddance to brick weed!