Marijuana and profiling: Nebraska authorities warn about "drug pipeline" from Colorado

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Video below.
Since the Iowa marijuana-possession arrest of Colorado's Brian Unbehaun last month, we've been exploring the question of whether cars with Colorado plates are being profiled in other states. One reader argues that such incidents take place because Colorado is "surrounded by a lot of shitty states."

We cast no aspersions on Nebraska -- but a recent report about a so-called "drug pipeline" from Colorado to the home of the Cornhuskers stands as an example of vastly different standards and anti-pot hysteria.

In "Law Enforcement Battle Drug Pipeline Through Nebraska," from TV 10/11, sister channels based in Lincoln and Grand Island, correspondent Cassie Anderson employs drug-war lexicon, describing a "bitter battle at the border" that started when Colorado's medical marijuana industry began booming and has only escalated since the passage of Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over to possess small amounts of weed in the state.

Among the concerns in Nebraska is the quality of the stuff heading east. Anderson says authorities under the direction of folks like Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner, seen above, continue to find low-grade pot in homes and cars -- but they're more concerned about the better stuff coming from Colorado.

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A Nebraska road check.
"Some of that stays here," Wagner tells Anderson. "It doesn't all go through the state, a lot of it stays here. So we are combating the issue of bringing a higher grade of drug into Nebraska that we normally wouldn't have."

From there, Anderson chats with Deputy Jason Mayo, who she lauds for his ability to find illicit cannabis. "On back to back nights in December, with a little help from a canine nose, he netted more than twenty pounds of high-grade marijuana, worth about $100,000," she gushes.

But while Mayo reportedly "knows all the hiding places in a car," he admits that top-notch marijuana is easier to find than old-fashioned Mexican brick weed. "The don't want to compact it or mess it up by forcing it down into a small package, so it's really hard to conceal," he points out. "So, you know pretty soon if someone has something. You just open suitcases in the car, because you can't physically put it somewhere else."

The piece's laugh-out-loud moment (or one of them, at least) comes when Anderson mentions other "disturbing" products being found by Nebraska officers during searches -- with an example of a terrifying item being this:

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Continue for more about the "drug pipeline" to Nebraska, including the full video.

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11er
11er

If you all LEGALIZED problem solved...and I AM NOT A ROCKET SCIENTIST

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Nebraska Meth line 

vs

Colorado grown marijuana 

=  Transporters use plates other than Colorado ....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 *** Colorado Medical-marijuana Businesses have Declined by 40 percent !! ***

Booooo yaaaaaaaaah! ... the End is Nigh you Greedy Big $$$ Dispensary Cartel Pigs !!

You clueless chumps REGULATED yourselves right into Bankruptcy !!


http://www.denverpost.com/news/marijuana/ci_22706453/colorado-medical-marijuana-businesses-have-declined


Michael Lee is not a man who gives up easily.

When he opened his doors in 2005 as what he believes to be the first medical-marijuana dispensary in the state, he didn't know if police would come right through them and haul him off to jail.

He's been robbed. He's been audited by the Internal Revenue Service. To measure the potency of his product, he opened a marijuana-testing lab — which the Drug Enforcement Administration raided. And just months ago, he escaped felony charges alleging he was cultivating too many marijuana plants at his dispensary, Cannabis Therapeutics in Colorado Springs.

But neither cops nor prosecutors nor feds have matched up to his greatest challenge: enduring in a regulated, maturing medical-marijuana marketplace.

After eight years, Lee says he wants to sell his dispensary.

"I don't know how anyone can survive this pressure," Lee said. "I just can't keep doing this. I want to get out."

So do many others. Statistics show a sharp decline in the number of Colorado's medical-marijuana businesses.

In the summer of 2010, after legislators passed a law legitimizing dispensaries, there were 1,117 medical-marijuana businesses in Colorado, according to lists provided by the state's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division. By the end of that year, as a "green rush" of cannabis entrepreneurs reached its apex, the total ticked up to 1,131.

Today, there are 675. 

"We predicted a consolidation," said Matt Cook, a former state official who oversaw the creation of Colorado's medical-marijuana business rules and now works as a consultant. "I think it's playing out exactly that way."

                              **** REGULATION WORKS!! ****

YourNeighborCarl
YourNeighborCarl

Hey, Nebraska, grow better weed between those cornstalks.

kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt

Hey Donkey....A64 PASSED....ha ha sucker

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@YourNeighborCarl ... there are approximately 2 million corn plants in a quarter section field ... enough to easily obscure a thousand or so pot plants.

... now just hope the ditch-weed pollen doesn't rape your girls.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@kevin_hunt ... now Bück Dich and receive the Fist of Regulation you bargained for, chump.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay once again proves himself a pig ignorant liar. Before A64, growing and keeping 1 lb of cannabis over 21 yo = FELONY, 1.5 YRS IN PRISON, $100,000 FINE

NOW:  NO OFFENSE, NO CRIME AT ALL

stuka1
stuka1


@DonkeyHotay @kevin_hunt Hmmmm....notice all the jackasses  comments about homosexuality and perversion? Look like the Haggard Effect to me. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 "growing and keeping 1 lb of cannabis  = FELONY, 1.5 YRS IN PRISON, $100,000 FINE"

After A64 = still a FELONY for EVERYONE under 21 years old!

After A64 = growing 4 or more flowering plants still a CRIMINAL offense, for EVERYONE.

After A64 = private sales of ANY amount between Adults, still a FELONY for EVERYONE!

After A64 = public consumption is still a crime!



kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt

@stuka1 I have never seen donkey post anything that made me think he was supportive of reducing ANY marijuana-related penalties.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = ADMITS that A64 did NOT Repeal a Single Criminal Statute in Colorado.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotayI comprehend all of it. Your use of the word "repealed" is fallacious semantic quibbling and factually wrong. Several statutes are negated and superseded. It will be up to the legislature to bring the statutes into compliance with the constitutional law of the land. And they cannot shirk this duty. But the law of the land, the Constitution, prevail and stands now. 

http://www.kulfoto.com/funny-pictures/33911/meanwhile-in-colorado

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1  What part of NOT A SINGLE CRIMINAL STATUTE was REPEALED doesn't that feces filled skull of yours comprehend?


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotayWhat part of  THE FOLLOWING ACTS ARE NOT UNLAWFUL AND SHALL NOT BE AN OFFENSE UNDER COLORADO LAW OR THE LAW OF ANY LOCALITY WITHIN COLORADO do you fail to understand?

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  Yet another copy/bleat rant of fiction from the Jackass. 


Might as well be the Bronners Soap Rant.




DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1

A64 = NOT a SINGLE Criminal Statute repealed

ALL CRIMINAL STATUTES against Marijuana remain in FULL FORCE against ALL ADULTS under 21, and EVERYONE ELSE who would dare exceed the pathetically puny limits and arbitrary restrictions offered by that rancid turd.

ALL Private Sales = FELONY! ... even a single gram!

A64 = a continuation of CRIMINAL Prohibition against Marijuana, Users and Growers in Colorado.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... what good are pounds and pounds of pot ... if you can't legally sell it, eh numbnuts?

You going to use it as mulch in your garden?

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay It is NO LONGER A CRIME for over 21 to grow pounds and pounds of cannabis and keep it all!!!!! DonkeyHotay is a BIG FAT LIAR!!!!!!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 "No more arrests for growing pounds of your own, used to be FELONY"

STILL a FELONY for EVERY ADULT under 21.

STILL a FELONY for EVERYONE who possess those pounds anywhere outside their grow location.

STILL a CRIMINAL OFFENSE for EVERYONE who grows 4 (four) or more flowering plants.

STILL a CRIMINAL OFFENSE for EVERYONE who dares sprout 7+ seeds.

STILL a CRIME for Veterans who need to use it for PTSD while on probation.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay is a LYING LIAR. 

No more arrests for growing pounds of your own, used to be FELONY 1.5 years in PRISON, 100,000 dollar fine

Lying liar.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 < snip off-point drivel >

A64 = Zero Reductions in Arrests

A64 did NOT Repeal a Single Criminal Statute in Colorado.

Keep sucking that turd, chump.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 1) Copy-bleating the same thing over and over doesn't make it true, dumbass,

2) Whining over and over about how you still have to grow up is puerile.

3) Too bad you will have to get a job,since no one will hire a loud-mouthed imbecile basement dweller like you.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay Once again demonstrates that he has no idea what "SUPERSEDES" means. 

Folks over 21 CANNOT BE ARRESTED under state or local law for keeping what they grow with their 6 plants, no matter how much that is.

DonkeyHotay = reduced to shrieking lies, nonsense and inveictive

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 @DonkeyHotay 

A64 repealed ZERO Felony marijuana statutes in Colorado.

A64 repealed ZERO Misdemeanor marijuana statutes in Colorado.

A64 repealled ZERO petty offense statutes in Colorado.

A64 explicitly EXCLUDED the age demographic that suffers the most marijuana arrests from ANY PROTECTION whatsoever.

A64 reduction in Arrests = ZERO! ... NADA! ... ZILCH! ... ZIP! ... NAUGHT! ... DIDDLY-SQUAT! ... the Big GOOSE EGG!


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay Keep talking, donkey. All you are doing is proving how ignorant you are.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... don't forget, A64 = a CONTINUATION of CRIMINAL Prohibition against Marijuana Users and Growers in Colorado.

A64 reduction in Arrests = ZERO !!


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay is reduced to spitting invective since he has been exposed as a BIG FAT BASEMENT DWELLING LIAR once AGAIN.


U R PWNED, MUTHAFUCKA

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay @stuka1 

1) You LIED: »Arrests Prevented by the festering turd A64 = FUCKING ZERO !!", which I just proved was a LIE, MAKING YOU ONCE AGAIN A LYING LIAR. 

2) I would have preferred 18, but some end to prohinition is better than no end, and the age limit can be reconsidered in the future, no matter how much you shriek that it cant. Plus it puts YOU into fits of apoplectic rage, which makes for great entertainment for me.

3) Your "4 flowering plants" argument is irrelevant. 3 is plenty.

4) So you will have to grow up, go to school, and get a real job. Cry me a fucking river.

5) Public OPEN consumption is not allowed. There is a difference that a legal imbecile like you cannot get its tiny head around.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@kevin_hunt ... Spain ... you stump-stupid stammering stoner.

Do try and catch a clue ... just once in your pathetic life.


kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt

@Burrito  Portugal DECRIMINALIZED all drugs.  They did not legalize all drugs.

Burrito
Burrito

@kevin_hunt @DonkeyHotay 

Youre already wrong.  Portugal LEGALIZED all drugs, includinig meth, acid, etcacy, heroin, etc 10 years ago.   Guess what?  Drug addictions went down, overdoses went down, and crime went down.    

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay Copy-bleating the same idiotic bullshit over and over again only shows what a LYING idiot you are.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ""Supersede" trumps "repeal","

Epic Legal FAIL from the stammering legal imbecile.

NOT ONE Criminal Statute against Marijuana was repealed by A64 -- they ALL remain as LAW and are in FULL FORCE and EFFECT against EVERYONE under 21, and against EVERYONE who would dare grow 4 (four) or more flowering plants, against EVERYONE who would dare possess more than 1 (one) pathetic ounce, against EVERYONE who would dare sell even a single gram to their adult friends in private.

ALL CRIMINAL STATUTES against MARIJUANA  are still ACTIVE in Colorado.


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay You would have kept ALL PROHIBITION alive, you lying strawmanning imbecile.

"Supersede" trumps "repeal", idiot.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1

A64 = keeping Criminal Prohibition against Marijuana Alive, with extra Regulations and Taxes added for fun.

A64 repealed NO criminal drug statutes in Colorado. Not one!


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay Strawman much?  YOU supported keeping prohibition alive, assface.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... says the prohibitionist shitstain who supports big government regulating, restricting and controlling Marijuana LIKE DEADLY Alcohol.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... what part of the Cannabis is deadly ALCOHOL? ...you stammering shitweasel.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@kevin_hunt "You know that will never happen ever."

Says the cowardly lying cunt who surrenders TOTAL CONTROL of Marijuana to Big Government Regulators and the insatiable Dept. of Revenue ... for a pathetic ounce.


kevin_hunt
kevin_hunt

@DonkeyHotay You know that will never happen ever....anywhere on earth..or any other planet, my delusional puerile pal.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@kevin_hunt = the lying cunt

You mean besides the myriad LEGALIZE it LIKE TOMATOES posts ... you lying piece of crap.


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