Savages involves brutal Mexican mobs moving their marijuana into California. This means absorbing or eliminating "kinder, gentler" surfer dude grow-ops. Thus, warlords Salma Hayak and Benicio Del Toro muscle in on a weed partnership and menage a trois between a blonde beach babe, a pacifist hippie and an alpha male enforcer.
Contraband and Savages tend to portray American drug runners as well-meaning chaps trying to make a buck and morally superior to South-of-the-border narco scum. This is American arrogance and self-indulgence, if not racism. I have no issue with folks who grow and consume their own grass. I've taken a few joint and bong hits in my life. Plus, unless you transport across state or national boundries, the US constitution says federal government has no authority over such matters.
Buying dope that definitely or probably comes from Latino mobs is not much different from buying snuff porn videos produced by kidnapping, raping, and offing teens. We can't blame the "conservative war on drugs" or "liberal softness on drugs" for our personal decision to support the mafia. It's ethically uncool. Better to be the geeky stiff on the Quaker Oats cannister than a Buddhist Berkeley hipster with the blood of children and police buried alive by cartels on our hands.