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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.
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.
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?