With U.S. Competition Hurting Its Marijuana Business, Mexico Warms to Legalization

For decades, marijuana flowed in one direction across the U.S.-Mexico border: north.

These days, drug enforcement agents regularly seize specialty strains of retail-quality cannabis grown in the United States being smuggled south.

Activists march along Reforma Avenue in Mexico City on May 6, 2017 demanding the depenalization of marijuana. (Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Widespread legalization in the U.S. is killing Mexico’s marijuana business, and cartel leaders know it. They are...

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