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There are plenty of illegal activities which can be used by gangs to generate revenue. If certain drugs are decriminalized, they still have theft, fencing, prostitution, sex trafficking, intimidation, computer crimes, etc.

All these avenues already exist and are in play. To take away the drug black market is to reduce the total cash potential for organized crime.

That is hardly the case, while criminal cartels tend to commit various crimes, nothing comes close to profitability of drugs as demonstrated by the high profile drug turf wars and involvement of various agencies.

Which are no where near as profitable and a lot easier to prosecute. You cant run a cartel on theft and computer crime.

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