247 Colorado homes raided for growing black market pot

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.  more

13 Comments on 247 Colorado homes raided for growing black market pot

  1. …watch OUT, potheads! Now that Government PROFITS from pot, the Police and the National Guard will be ENFORCING their cartels, and you WILL be arrested and possibly DIE if you DARE grow your OWN…

    (Ask Mexico, Columbia, basically anyone South of the Rio Grande how THAT works, coming to a theatre near YOU, thanks for your vote, and by the way give up your guns since “medical marajuana” card holders AUTOMATICALLY lose their Second Amendment rights as it is STILL illegal under FEDERAL law…)

  2. “Tvert blamed the illegal operations on states that still ban marijuana, and said if they legalized and regulated it as Colorado does, there would be little illegal production.”

    Sounds a lot like Chicago’s Gun problem….It’s lax Laws in other


  3. …people grow illegally in CA because the State stuff is too expensive…

    “National Guard To Help Struggling Pot Industry Instead Of Protecting Borders
    February 19, 2019 MJA
    DC: California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is hoping to pull National Guard troops away from the U.S.-Mexico border to help protect his state’s struggling marijuana industry.

    Faced with competition from a robust black market, the legal cannabis industry in California has not experienced the growth that supporters had expected. ”


  4. Pot revenue has leveled off to the chagrin of certain lawmakers…so now they need to crackdown on those thinking their allowable 6 personal plants entitles them to grow 6 for each person who stops by for a “visit”. Always follow the money.

  5. In typical fashion; the ‘government’ wanted to enter the lucrative ‘marijuana market’ but failed to foresee the ramifications of the ‘black market’.

    Obviously, they need to install strong barriers in order to prevent crooks that are smarter than they are from reaping all the big money, much like they do with making mafia businesses against the law.

  6. It’s well known that about every fourth house in Pueblo West is a grow house.

    They use so much electricity that the grid is stressed to max capacity. House fires have become an epidemic.

    And due to the high humidity and temperatures required to grow pot, black mold is exploding so rapidly that the only solution is to raise (burn) the structure to destroy it. Tearing down the house will only spread the mold, which is deadly!!!

    In fact, a former grow house is many times more toxic than a former meth lab house. And Denver just legalized hallucinogenic mushrooms…what could possible go wrong?

    And don’t get me started on the reprehensible, misogynist, sodomite deviant governor and his desire to push perversion and depravity on every school age child in the state.

    Does an eight year old really need to know how to shove a vegetable up their ass?

    The Rocky Mountain High has become a N.I.G.H.T.M.A.R.E.

    Flee if you can, or armor up and get ready to fight!

  7. All ready affected Galveston County.
    So sayeth my contacts on the dark side…

  8. It’s a plant! If the government MUST make a plant illegal to “protect” the public, it should be ragweed which actually does cause millions to suffer. . . but that would really tic off big pharma.

  9. Meanwhile, there’s a glut of pot in OR, which in a free market would drive prices down, but it’s gov. controlled, so no free market.

  10. …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…

    Oh, who could have seen this coming??

    Weed is going to be like CB licenses in the ’70’s; more growers and tokers than law enforcers. The fact that pot revenue is declining says the tipping point may have been reached.

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