“Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful…”
The war on drugs here in the U.S. affects our neighboring countries more than we would like to admit. In Ross Kemp’s show, Extreme World, he takes us beyond our boarders to the war torn streets of Juarez, Mexico where drug cartels battle government forces day and night. Juarez sits right on the U.S./Mexico boarder and consequently is a prime location for the illegal transport of Marijuana and other drugs into the U.S. The Mexican drug cartels are ruthless and operate on a “silver or lead” policy; “silver” being the option of bribery where they offer large sums of money for people to look the other way, and anyone who won’t take their bribes or refuses to help them receives a bullet, or the “lead.” Most of the Cartel soldiers come from the Barrios (local shanty towns) with little to no opportunity to advance save for joining the cartel brotherhood. Many members see their gangs as family, and are willing to kill for them if required. Cartel hits even take place during broad daylight on the streets of Juarez, as the cartels have little to fear from law enforcement as 95% of murders that occur within the city go unsolved.
The documentary is a little long, but luckily broke into five sections. You should definitely check them out when you get a chance.