When Texans think of drug smuggling, the image of drug mules crossing treacherous terrain at the border likely comes to mind, maybe even cartels and drug gangs.
It’s no secret that Colorado is the cannabis capital of the U.S. – its marijuana industry sales totaled $996 million in 2015. But some of that Rocky Mountain high is making it into Texas in a big way.
“Nobody gives them a second look, with the medical marijuana laws and the recreational laws and the dispensaries,” he says. “Pot there seems to be like handguns here.”
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– How most smugglers from Colorado to Texas don’t seem to have prior criminal records
– Where most of the smugglers seem to come from (hint: they’re not connected to the Mexican cartels)
– What advantage Colorado’s law requiring grow houses to be indoors gives to Texas smugglers
Post by Hannah McBride.