Decriminalization and then legalization of marijuana in Colorado was ‘sold’ in part to end victim less crime and free law enforcement resources to focus on other criminal activity. Didn’t work.
There must be big money being made for this level of criminal activity to exist. There is big money being spent by the criminal justice system to combat it.
Since the shit is now legal, the question is why?
As far as I can tell, the biggest change is harassment of Colorado residents when we travel in adjacent states. We are “greenies” and not just because of our license plate color.
Shortly after Colorado relaxed marijuana laws, I had business in Kansas City, KS. Crossing Kansas I was stopped three times for bullshit reasons (my blinker only flashed twice, not three times during a lane change, etc.) All three stops had a dialog along these lines.
“I’m just giving you a warning this time. Do you mind if I search your car for drugs? We have a big problem with drugs coming in from Colorado".
Each time when I declined, things got pissy. Oh, well. I flunked the Dale Carnegie course.
Since lots of people more knowledgeable than I can’t figure this out, guess I will remain confused.