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Federal Reactionn To Colorado Pot laws in the Offing

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posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Even with acquittals they were still raiding dispensaries fully armored and armed. They'd cuff everyone, take the weed and cash, serve papers and say we'll see you in court. But the raids never made it to court.

They were and are federal shake downs, and they get away with it because regardless of state law, federal law supersede it.




posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Even with acquittals they were still raiding dispensaries fully armored and armed. They'd cuff everyone, take the weed and cash, serve papers and say we'll see you in court. But the raids never made it to court.

They were and are federal shake downs, and they get away with it because regardless of state law, federal law supersede it.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 02:01 AM
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a reply to: bandersnatch

An investigation by Associated Press finds criminal cartels akin to those in Mexico are growing weed among Colorado’s sanctioned pot warehouses and farms and then shipping the product wholesale to other states,

In the first year of legalization, seizures of Colorado pot by the Postal Service were about 470 pounds, up from 57 pounds in 2010.

And in December, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed evidence that minors in Colorado lead the nation in monthly marijuana use. As pot use among teens nationwide has declined, it may be going up in the Rocky Mountain state.
news.yahoo.com...
No source links in the article? I guess we just have to take their word for it.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 02:10 AM
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originally posted by: Antipathy17
a reply to: bandersnatch

The article is absurd. Drug cartels are taking over some (probably a very small portion) of the dispensaries so we need to shut it all down!?

What is the percentage of cartel connection to illegal marijuana trade and how has legalization diminished legal trade?
I agree that the article is absurd but think about your post for a minute. If you are a legal business owner following the law and selling a product that is legal would you still be a "drug cartel"? The fundamental premise of this "experiment" is to take the drug off the black market and regulate it making legal what was once illegal. It is working regardless of what others might think or say.



posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 02:45 AM
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a reply to: Devino

Exactly as the end to prohibition in 1933




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