Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Kansas seeing increase in pot seizures from Colorado, says state attorney general's report

Since Colorado legalized marijuana in 2014 Kansas has seen a marked increased in pot seizures believed to have originated from The Centennial State, says a report from Kansas Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

The report, which used data from surveys of the Kansas Highway Patrol, local law enforcement officials and prosecutors, found that overall marijuana seizures in Kansas has remained steady—243 in 2013, 247 in 2014, 216 in 2015—but pot seizures from Colorado increased. Last year's Colorado weed seizures accounted for 69 percent of all seizures in Kansas, up from 52 percent in 2013. Through the first six months of 2016 KHP made 102 seizures believed to be from Colorado. (Green counties reported marijuana seizures believed to be from Colorado)
The report also found 32 edible seizures in 2015, up from 25 in 2014 and none in 2013. The report states: "Overall, the KHP data suggests that large amounts of Colorado marijuana are flowing into and through Kansas, with Colorado being by far the number one suspected source of marijuana seized by KHP."

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