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Sat May 25, 2019, 10:37 AM

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

Source: Associated Press

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

By DAN ELLIOTT
May 24, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state’s cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling the drugs out of state.

Investigators seized more than 80,000 plants and 4,500 pounds (2,040 kilograms) of harvested marijuana, state and federal prosecutors said at a news conference. Officers raided 247 homes and eight businesses and arrested 42 people in Denver and seven nearby counties.

State law allows up to 12 marijuana plants per residence for personal use, but some of the homes had more than 1,000 and many had hundreds, said U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn.

Colorado and nine other states have broadly legalized marijuana use but it remains illegal under federal law. That has created tension between some state and federal officials.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 10:48 AM

1. "Authorities said..." Authorities. Nice precise writing, AP.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 01:24 PM

2. At least they still get to arrest people for marijuana just like when it was illegal

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Response to 4now (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 2, 2019, 02:09 PM

3. But the Feds will tell you

“Marijuana is NOT legal and hasn’t been since 1937!”

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