One of the positive consequences of legalization is the eradication of the black market. Reduced crime rates, taxes on once prohibited products, and transparency in the law can smooth regulatory practices and reduce risks. Despite legalization in Colorado, recent reports indicate that a black market for marijuana still exists. Even though many industry leaders have forged ahead with dispensaries, bed and breakfasts, and mobile apps, there remains an underground market of drug sales.
Colorado has allowed medical marijuana since 2000, permitting growers to cultivate 16 doctor-prescribed plants. Owners of the card are not able to sell what they cannot consume or to have a second operation. Still there are underground shops and sales throughout Colorado. Our Orange County marijuana defense attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of dispensary owners as well as individuals who use medical marijuana. In the event of a state or federal investigation, we are able to protect your rights to prevent liability. Understanding the complexities of marijuana law, our lawyers remain abreast of the changing legal landscape in California and nationwide.