The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, made up of law enforcement from Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, today released a bunch of reports from various agencies saying that the high-grade marijuana's the game, and that California's no longer the biggest player — now it's all the Centennial State, all the time.
In a series of statements that rarely failed to throw quotes around the word "medical," the study offered examples like, "The driver stated that he was taking it back to NEBRASKA from Denver, Colorado and admitted to buying the marijuana from a dispensary" and, "During the search of the vehicle, 5 pounds of marijuana was discovered. The driver admitted to having a Colorado marijuana card. Evidence found in the vehicle showed that the driver had purchased the marijuana from three different dispensaries."
Colorado Springs makes a few appearances, too. In one, an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recounts a time he received information about somebody trading a stolen rifle for marijuana in December 2010. Then there's this:
It's a nice little collection, and it's only going to grow if Amendment 64 passes, the RMHIDT's director Tom Gorman says to Westword.
"There would be much more of a supply, and you wouldn't have to allegedly have medical cards to buy," he told reporter Michael Roberts. "So you could have tourists come in from all over the country to buy their marijuana here — and even if there are rules about possession of an ounce or less, you could go to different retail stores. And there's no limitation on how much you can grow. So I believe Colorado would become a real mecca for marijuana sales and trafficking for the rest of the country. We're already seeing that."