Is marijuana decriminalization helping Chinese mafias in the U.S.?


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Chinese gangsters are taking advantage of a patchwork of marijuana legislation across the United States to expand their criminal enterprises, setting up shop in states like Oklahoma where medicinal marijuana is legal and where few rules exist to limit growing operations. This has unleashed a wave of violence and lawlessness that deserves more attention from state governments and from the Biden administration. A recent investigation by ProPublica and The Frontier revealed how the Chinese mafia took over the illicit marijuana trade by exploiting Oklahoma state laws. In that state, there are no restrictions on the number of marijuana growing operations...