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Old 08-25-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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I've heard that marijuana was the main drug to sell for drug dealers in general. Has the legalization of marijuana had any affect on the illegal drug trade in the state?
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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My guess is that it's still too early to know, since there aren't any recreational pot shops yet.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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My guess is that it's still too early to know, since there aren't any recreational pot shops yet.
They call this the year of the magical ounce. If you don't have a mmj license, but you have an ounce or less, you will not be cited even though you obtained that ounce illegally.

Stores open in January.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Many people don't want to use the dispensaries because their name will be tied to it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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It has probably helped drug dealers more then hurt them up to this point, now they can get licenses and be caught with weed with no consequence, been that way for a couple of years. With the new pot shops opening I am sure the dealers who do not make it into a store situation will be hurt, but that is not really a bad thing for the public. Maybe some of them and the violence they bring will go away as well.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:03 AM
 
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With the new pot shops opening I am sure the dealers who do not make it into a store situation will be hurt, but that is not really a bad thing for the public. Maybe some of them and the violence they bring will go away as well.
That's one of the things I was curious about. It was alwaysed said by those who advocate drug legalization that it would reduce the violence related to the drug trade by reducing the profitability of selling drugs on the streets. Since weed is the number one illegal drug I'd think its legalization would have some effect on the street drug trade and the negatives that come with it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Cole neighborhood, Denver, CO
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I would suspect YES, in that nobody goes to dealers. My friends with MMJ cards have so much weed they just give me random nugs every now and then. I haven't talked to a dealer in over two years.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Many people don't want to use the dispensaries because their name will be tied to it.
My buddy has his red card, purchases at serveral disp., and only had one issue. The doc sent him a 25 off coupon for red card eval to his home. I asked him isn't he worried and he said, and I read, the database is highly restricted and not even connected to the net.
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