Black Market Is Thriving in Colorado

Social Fabric by from The Gazette, March 23, 2015

Contrary to legalization proponents’ predictions, most pot in Colorado continues to be sold through the black market (increasingly to youths), the drug cartels are now diversifying into meth and heroin, and “Colorado is the black market for the rest of the country.”

A  shrinking black market for marijuana was among the biggest benefits Colorado would realize from legalizing and regulating the drug, proponents of Amendment 64 promised in the months leading up to the state’s historic decision to sanction pot’s recreational use.

However, the black market is thriving — and growing in new, unforeseen ways as marijuana, highly potent THC concentrates and THC-infused foods and drinks produced in Colorado make their way across the country.

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