A recent news report highlights how Chinese individuals allegedly were forced to work at illegal marijuana operations in Maine.

Across the board, media outlets have repeatedly demonstrated how legalization of marijuana has fueled black market operations rather than reducing them — emboldening drug cartels that operate industrial scale marijuana cultivation sites.

Some of these marijuana operations are tied to labor trafficking and violent crime.

A recent report by Fox Business highlighted national security concerns that some of these illegal marijuana farms may actually have connections to foreign interests like the Chinese Communist Party.

CBN reported last October that Chinese investors with “suitcases full of cash” are buying U.S. farmland to grow black market marijuana.

And a CBS News segment last year highlighted how Chinese investment is driving illegal marijuana production across the U.S.

These reports come as a proposed marijuana amendment is vying for the 2024 ballot in Arkansas — raising serious questions about what could happen in Arkansas if the state goes the same route as California, Maine, Oregon, and others.

Watch this news report below to learn more.