Drug Traffickers Secretly Shipping Mass Quantities Of Weed Out Of Colorado

These cases and others confirm a longstanding fear of marijuana opponents that the state's much-watched experiment in legal pot would invite more illegal trafficking to other states where the drug is still strictly forbidden.

COLORADO: Seeking a safe haven in Colorado’s legal marijuana marketplace, illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state’s sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it elsewhere and pocketing millions of dollars from the sale, according to law enforcement officials and court records consulted by The Associated Press. In one case, the owner of Read the full article…

First Legal Harvest Of Marijuana Fueling Gray Market For Pot In U.S. Capitol

Welcome to the first crop of legal pot in the nation’s capital — where residents may grow and possess marijuana but are still forbidden to sell it.

By Aaron C. Davis September 12 at 9:08 PM DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: In upper Northwest Washington, marijuana buds the size of zucchinis hang drying in a room once reserved for yoga. In the Shaw neighborhood, pot grown in a converted closet sits meticulously trimmed, weighed and sealed in jars. Elsewhere, from Georgetown to Capitol Hill to Congress Read the full article…

Nebraska And Oklahoma Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said in a statement that he will defend the state's legalization of marijuana, saying that the lawsuit is, "without merit."

NEBRASKA:  In the most serious legal challenge to date against Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, two neighboring states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the history-making law. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the lawsuit directly with the nation’s highest court on Thursday. The two states argue in the lawsuit that, “the State of Colorado Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana Touching The Idaho Border

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

IDAHO:  With the recent legalization of marijuana in neighboring states, the impact is being felt in Idaho. Drug Recognition Expert Sergeant Winas, explained that, “the biggest thing is somebody that goes to one of these where its(marijuana) is legal , they buy it, they smoke it or whatever and then they come back to our Read the full article…

As Illinois Rolls Out Medical Marijuana, Little Impact Expected In Wisconsin

“The tipping point may have been reached,” Storck said. “It's only harming Wisconsin, continuing to live in marijuana prohibition.”

WISCONSIN: Drive west out of Beloit on Shirland Avenue, just past the Rock River, and you won’t notice many differences on either side of the road. Stateline Liquors on the left gives it away; the center line on this part of Shirland Avenue divides more than traffic, it splits Wisconsin and Illinois.

Beware When Crossing State’s Borders After Marijuana Legalization

It is what Washingtonians will have to risk when crossing out of their corner of the country, into Idaho, Oregon and Canada. It is part of the price we pay for being first to test the waters of a new idea.

WASHINGTON: While government agencies in Washington, Colorado and in D.C. ponder the impact of legalizing marijuana, a patchwork of changes are likely already in motion in the bordering states where rules didn’t change. A recent trip to Idaho left me with little doubt of that.

Local Nebraska Law Enforcement Bracing For Colorado Marijuana Traffic

"Yes, we're seeing a bigger impact, but by no means are we the only state that's seeing that impact," Jenson said. "There are several other states that are seeing large quantity seizures coming in."

NEBRASKA: Local law enforcement already claim that medical marijuana legalization in Colorado led to an influx of the drug in surrounding areas, but with the upcoming switch to sales of legal marijuana to those over 21, agencies are worried the problem will grow.

Local Nebraska Law Enforcement Bracing For Colorado Marijuana Traffic

Colorado's borders are seeing people transporting the marijuana they bought to their home state.

NEBRASKA: Local law enforcement already claim that medical marijuana legalization in Colorado led to an influx of the drug in surrounding areas, but with the upcoming switch to sales of legal marijuana to those over 21, agencies are worried the problem will grow.

Medical Marijuana Lets B.C. Growers Earn Thousands On Streets

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CANADA: A B.C. pot grower says he and many others are making thousands of dollars every month growing licensed medical marijuana and selling it for illegal distribution on the streets, and there is little police can do to stop it.