DEA Had A Pot Party In Denver, Raided Multiple Marijuana Grow Operations


It was a tough day for marijuana growers in Colorado today after the DEA and and local Denver police conducted multiple raids on marijuana growing operations.

According to The Huffington Post, the Denver Police Department declined to speak about the details of the raids, but tweeted this statement:

“ALERT: Area law enforcement are conducting an ongoing investigation involving illegal drug activity. No further info at this time. #Denver”

According to Denver’s Fox31, cars, cash and marijuana plants were seized at six locations in Denver.

It’s still unknown if the marijuana grow operations were illegal sites or state-licensed businesses, but a DEA agent familiar with the raids told The Huffington Post that the “alleged misdeeds” of the targeted grow operations fell within the Justice Department’s 2013 enforcement priorities as well as constituting violations of state marijuana law.

Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, told The Huffington Post, “Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials have only engaged in this type of activity when they suspect state laws are being violated. No details have been released, so it’s too early to say whether that is the case and whether any state laws have been broken. If they were, the individuals involved will face the consequences. If they weren’t, law enforcement will have some explaining to do.”


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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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