Abstract for: The Marijuana Market in Mexico: A System Dynamics Perspective

The problem of drug trafficking in Mexico and its side effects has led the government to take serious measures regarding drug trafficking. The results of these efforts on policies, initiated back in 2006, have made it clear that it takes a holistic approach to the cartel-related phenomenon. The present work aims to provide information about the financial dynamics of the marijuana market operated by the Mexican cartels, and the possible impact it could have in both the United States and Mexico strategies related with the market control. A dynamic model is used to identify the financial impact of the cartels, and the results are presented through a set of scenarios.