Until we legalize weed nationwide…

…folks won’t stop inventing new ways to deliver pot.

…The impossible sounding, high-octane story of a sophisticated smuggling network that used skydiving planes to sneak millions of dollars worth of weed and cash across state borders in the United States from 2010 to 2014. In what was termed one of Colorado’s “largest and most sophisticated criminal enterprises” since medical marijuana was legalised in 2000, a smuggling ring operated from the throngs of the legal weed business in Denver, running an extremely profitable and illegal side-business.

Over the course of four years that the drug trafficking ring was alive, a team of more than 71 individuals operated a highly sophisticated smuggling network that used skydiving planes to sneak 12 million dollars worth of weed and cash across state borders. One of its most intriguing aspects was that it operated smack in the middle of Denver’s most popular and profitable legal weed growing warehouses, its growers posing as medical caregivers to evade regulation and taxation.

Of course, like most highs, it didn’t last too long.

Interesting story. Absurd in a supposedly modern nation that still treats growing and using cannabis as a creation of Satan. Courtesy of our archaic “states rights” it will probably only take another half-century for (almost) all this nation to go legal. Not that Congress is anymore advanced than most local politicians. They just get paid more.

3 thoughts on “Until we legalize weed nationwide…

  1. Buddy says:

    “Police in Mexico Intercept Bazooka Used to Launch Bales of Weed Over Border Wall” (2016) https://merryjane.com/news/mexican-police-seize-bazooka-border [the ‘bales’ are typically made with a trash compactor]. “In 2011, authorities found a similar drug catapult at the Arizona-Mexico border. Then in 2013, another marijuana cannon was found mounted on a pickup truck in the border city of Mexicali, Mexico. Last April, federal agents detected an underground tunnel measuring a record-breaking half-mile in California. It was the 13th tunnel uncovered since 2006.” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/drug-shooting-bazooka-found_n_57e12c7de4b04a1497b68093

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