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Tony Rohl: Pot: from Colorado back to Mexico

An article in The Weekly Standard starts with the header, “It wasn’t supposed to work this way.” People from out of town or even foreign countries move to Colorado and “buy or lease houses by the hundreds if not thousands.”

The new residents then convert the residential homes to industrial grow operations. They’re “basically trashing the houses because they’re making so much freaking money they don’t care, and growing hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of plants in each house. And transporting it out of state to marijuana markets nationally and internationally.”

Literally. Marijuana is going back to Mexico from Colorado.



This criminal activity undermines a key argument used for legalizing marijuana in the first place. “One of the big arguments wasn’t we’re going to get the cartels out of the marijuana business. Because we’re going to have all these legitimate businesses selling it. The Mexican cartels are going to dry up and go away,” he says.

But now things are different.




“Mexican cartels are no longer sending marijuana into Colorado, they’re now growing it in Colorado and sending it back to Mexico and every place else.”

My question — why Nevada County and not in the Sacramento Valley?

Tony Rohl

Grass Valley


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