If you’ve ever spent any time on Craigslist you know that there are some people on there selling weed, harder drugs and even sex. In Denver, as one might imagine, there are more than the normal amount of people selling marijuana.
There are hundreds of them it seems, which should be of no surprise. You can find anything on Craigslist and in a place like Denver – a city with a legal recreational cannabis industry doing battle with a long-entrenched black market – you can find a lot of weed.
If you were super bummed that the 420 Rally in Denver was cancelled last weekend, take solace in knowing that it has finally officially been rescheduled! As you probably already know, the event that was set to celebrate the epic non-official holiday of April 20th (420) on the 16th was canceled due to bad weather. When the announcement was made, there were no plans for a reschedule or even issue refunds at the time.
For the past few years, when you think of weed, you think of Colorado. It’s the state leading the recreational legalization charge and reaping its rewards. And yet, the most infamous competition and convention in cannabis isn’t welcome in its own industry's Wild West.
As many of you know, the sale, possession and growing of a limited amount of cannabis is allowed in Colorado for those aged 21 years or older. In Denver there are many places you can buy cannabis, yet the only place you can smoke it is in your own home or on someone else’s private property if they give you permission.
In other words, someone who drinks alcohol can go to any number of bars or lounges or restaurants and drink as much as they want, but someone who has legally purchased cannabis does not have that option.
According to some, there is a growing problem in Denver, Colorado. It seems that some marijuana shops are within the magical 1,000-foot buffer zone in regard to schools. According to the Denver Post, about two-dozen cannabis stores are within 1,000 feet of a school; this is out of a total 215 shops in the city.
Last week Denver police officers and federal agents descended on cannabis grow sites throughout the city — grow sites they say were operating illegally.
According to authorities, the raids were part of a two-year investigation that will still take a few more months to complete. No arrests were made, but you can be sure copious amounts of cannabis and equipment were seized; it’s hard to tell as officials are being tightlipped on details.