Holy shit, rarely if ever do attempts to stoke fears in conspiracy theorists types come in such well-assembled packages.
"One scam saw $22 million worth of marijuana shipped through hundreds of FedEx deliveries"
"drug smuggling will survive even as legalization spreads because criminals will keep undercutting prices."
And then this bs here!
"Vance’s report noted black market marijuana has also been a source of violent crime, often perpetrated against illegal growers and juvenile sellers."
The report they cite explicitly states:
"Although overall crimes rates in Denver have increased, the number of crimes related specifically to the marijuana industry remained stable and made up a small portion of overall crime. As a result, Commander James Henning of the Denver Police Department said it is too soon to draw conclusions about any correlation between marijuana legalization and the increase in overall crime rates."