Why Travel for Colorado Pot When You Can Buy It From Your Friendly Neighborhood Dealer?

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In the weeks since marijuana became legal in Colorado, there have been a thick plume of stories on how to plan a pot-smoking vacation. Even The Dallas Morning News, which still blanches at the notion of fully legalized pot, offered a buyer's guide.

The pot tourism boom, however large it will prove to be, is all well and good, but what about the pot enthusiast who, through lack of time or means, can't make the trip? Will they never have the opportunity to partake of legally produced Colorado weed?

They will, thanks to entrepreneurs who, as the Houston Chronicle reported this weekend, are already shuttling the stuff into Texas.

The Chronicle piece is based primarily on a report released last year by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which looked at what had happened with medical marijuana in Colorado as a proxy for the likely impact of full legalization.

Texas, according to the report, is the No. 4 importer of Colorado's medical marijuana. In 2012, law enforcement here seized 18 shipments containing 198 pounds marijuana that originated in Colorado, compared with 37 shipments in Kansas, 30 in Missouri, and 22 in Illinois, all straight shots down Interstate 70. (Texas was No. 2 in the number of seized mail parcels).

The report cites one case in which Texas Highway Patrol stopped a Richardson-bound vehicle with a couple of pounds of pot and four containers of marijuana-laced, butter, popcorn, drinks and cookies.

Tom Gorman, who heads the Rocky Mountain HIDTA, tells the Chronicle officers are already seeing an increase in those numbers post-legalization.

The agency's report is backed up with statistics showing that seizures of Colorado-sourced marijuana have increased fourfold over the past four years, and law enforcement agencies in Colorado and neighboring states are understandably wary that full legalization will spur further increases.

No doubt that will happen, but there's no chance that enough high-quality Colorado weed will flow through the Panhandle to fundamentally change the dynamics of the Texas drug market. It'll just be another option, available to those who seek it.

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juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

The prices of the Colorado legal pot are sky high with the taxes and overhead. There will always be pot dealers who are going to undercut the legal shops on price, offer free delivery and probably have other "products" to sell. They are not going away.

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Isn't Denton still open for business?

ruddski
ruddski

Hope these folks like friendly K9's

dallaspartyman
dallaspartyman

Interesting... But for now I'll just get  Margarita Machine from DallasPartyMan.com  Ha!

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

Just remember folks, when returning from Colorado be sure to follow all State of Texas laws concerning operation of a motor vehicle.  These include:


1) Drive at or under the speed limit

2) Be sure to signal your lane changes for at least 200 feet prior to changing lanes.

3) Come to a complete stop at stop signs.

4) Pay attention to yield signs.

5) Make sure that all lights are working on your vehicle especially the license plate light.

6) If you vehicle is registered in Texas, make sure that you have the front license plate on your vehicle and both your safety inspection sticker and registration are up to date.

7) Do not drift within your lane.


If you do not provide a cause to be pulled over, they cannot search your vehicle.


If you are asked if your vehicle may be searched, politely decline.


And need I say, avoid the temptation to "smoke" and keep the ashtray clean and closed.

Steeve
Steeve

The most annoying thing about marijuana is The Militant Marijuana Using Asshole Who Makes It All So Unpalateable.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Only fools and tools would travel all the way to Colorado to get screwed for some Overpriced, Overtaxed, Over-regulated, Warehouse Schwag being offered by the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels that jacked their normal prices up 2x - 3x  for the idiot tourists.

kyndbrah
kyndbrah

those are some sorry looking beasters pictured above.  i would have to turn that shit into edibles bc it doesnt look like something worth smoking.

chas_holman
chas_holman

The message is clear.. tale your tourist dollars to Colorado and beware of Texas if you have out of state plates, they are hostile,. 

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

"but what about the pot enthusiast who, through lack of time or means, can't make the trip?"

Racism, of course.

It certainly couldn't be due to income constraints the poor and minorities are excluded from travel to Colorado.

Statistically, Disparate Impact has occurred. Ergo, it is racism.

dingo
dingo

I was contemplating heading down to Alcoholics Anonymous but Alcohol Enthusiasts Anonymous sounds like it would be a lot more fun.

WeedMayne69
WeedMayne69

You rent water bongs & bubblers too! Saaaaaweet =)

DasaNukka
DasaNukka

u in cop training school?, dopers are smarter then you an dont need to get safety info from the DO blogs.......

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul   "If you do not provide a cause to be pulled over, they cannot search your vehicle."


Because slimy corrupt pigs never invent and fabricate pretexts for drug interdiction stops.


And be sure to stay more than 100 miles away from the U$ border --


§ 287 (a) (3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 66 Stat. 233, 8 U.S.C. § 1357(a)(3), which simply provides for warrantless searches of automobiles and other conveyances "within a reasonable distance from any external boundary of the United States," as authorized by regulations to be promulgated by the Attorney General. 


The Attorney General's regulation, 8 CFR § 287.1, defines "reasonable distance" as "within 100 air miles from any external boundary of the United States."

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Steeve  ... Puerile Pot Punks are as Puerile Pot Punks do!


PPAAPPD!



WeedMayne69
WeedMayne69

all dusty an musty flaverd from the gummament warehouse vault

t.knapp1
t.knapp1

@DonkeyHotay Gain your vast amount of knowledge first hand or are you just talking out of your rear?


WeedMayne69
WeedMayne69

that's what we call dookey weed, 20 dolla holla.... some nasty chit too only kids smoke that or first timers whom just dunno any better

WeedMayne69
WeedMayne69

if you have tx plates in any other state they wanna pulla ya ober for no reason just to by a dyick

WeedMayne69
WeedMayne69

dookey weed, god put this here for you!

greg.busby214
greg.busby214

@dingo I AM NOT AN ALCOHOLIC!!!! 

Alcoholics go to meetings -- I'm a drunk.

leftocenter
leftocenter

Hey!  Alcoholism is not a joking matter...  getting all "potted up on weed" is...

Telling...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@greg.shelton91 ... happens ALL the time, every day somewhere in the U$A a corrupt cop is making an illegal pretext stop/search of a citizen's vehicle.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@t.knapp1 <== ostracized loser who has no local source for quality marijuana.


You and fools like you are the target market for the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels in Colorado.



holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@Rusticle @holmantx 

From Unfair Park?

you'd have to take a taxi and pack extra gas.

You are in left field the moment you pull into the parking lot.

WeedMayne69
WeedMayne69

All potted up? LMAO Watch much Joel Osteen eh 

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

@bvckvs@ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul 

The point is that the police do have to have probable cause to stop you.  I agree with you that if they want to pull you over, they can and they will.  But the difference is whether or not it is a legal stop.  If you will refer to the video above, you will see a text book example of an improper stop.


The weaving within a lane and changing lanes without signalling are the two primary reasons given for pulling over someone who was later determined to be DUI.

I remember one time that I was driving through East Texas  one night at about 2 AM.  This was in the days of the 55 MPH speed limit.  I was going about 60 MPH when I crested a hill and a DPS car was parked on the shoulder (It was a two lane road.)  It must have taken him a while to wake up as I was a good mile or so down the road when he flipped on his lights and came after me. (I was the only other car on the road and his was the first that I had seen in about 60 miles.)

I kept going my 60 MPH, after all he could have gotten an emergency call.  When he was getting closer, I pulled onto the shoulder.  I was at a complete stop when he pulled me over.

When he walked up to my car, he asked me why I pulled over.  I told him that it was a two lane road, he had is emergency lights on, and I have to pull over to let him pass.  I asked him why did he stop behind me?

He finally admitted that it was because he clocked me at 61 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.  I said OK, if that is what you want to say.

He did let me off with a warning.  I think he was more pissed off that I woke him up.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@P1Gunter ... so you admit that only an ostracized loser would need to travel 100s or 1000s of miles to Colorado just to score some overpriced, overtaxed, mass-produced warehouse schwag from the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels.

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@DonkeyHotay No local source? Do you just not have friends? I don't even smoke the shit and haven't since high school and I could wrangle up a bag of the shit in less than a half hour with just my phone.

FreeTheWeed
FreeTheWeed

Colorado didn't decriminalize marijuana.

A64 didn't repeal a single felony pot statute in Colorado.

A64 didn't repeal a single criminal misdemeanor pot statute in Colorado.

A64 explicitly affirmed that all private sales between consenting adults shall remain illegal - a felony for a single gram.

A64 explicitly excluded all adults under 21 from any legal access to rec. marijuana - not a single joint, not a single plant.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@WeedMayne69had a very straight team mate comment on our "getting all hopped up on weed."  We hit the floor laughing

leftocenter
leftocenter

@weedmayne69 @dingo

lol!  Nope...Jon Stewart.  That's a bang on quote from the goofy guy on Fox morning show ... thought y'all might recognize it

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