Colorado: Undercover Cops Fail to Get Pot Shops to Sell to Minors

Those who feared Colorado marijuana stores would sell to minors should take a deep breath and relax. The Denver Post reports:

Authorities in Denver and Pueblo, working with regulators from the state Marijuana Enforcement Division, have conducted 20 undercover stings in which they see whether a store will sell pot to someone under 21. Sixteen of the compliance checks have occurred in Denver, home to most of the state's recreational marijuana stores.

So far, no store has sold to someone under 21 in the checks.

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    They have to be aware (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 04:33:23 PM EST
    How much is riding on them doing this right.  

    It's a good thing (5.00 / 4) (#8)
    by Repack Rider on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 10:07:05 AM EST
    ...that kids can never get their hands on alcohol.

    Yes (none / 0) (#9)
    by squeaky on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 01:01:11 PM EST
    And a good thing that the kids cannot get legal weed... hahahaha

    And guns... (none / 0) (#10)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 01:13:04 PM EST
    happy to live in a country where no one under 21 can ever get their kiddie paws on a firearm!  lol

    Good (none / 0) (#1)
    by jbindc on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 01:56:46 PM EST
    Hope they keep up regular checks and the results stay the same.  

    If only the states... (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by kdog on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 01:58:48 PM EST
    still pushing prohibition cared about the kids half as much.

    Not sure what you mean (none / 0) (#3)
    by jbindc on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 02:34:32 PM EST
    Are you saying that if a state legalizes pot, it will be better for the kids?  In other owrds, keeping it illegal is "bad for the kids"?

    Exactly... (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by kdog on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 02:41:21 PM EST
    it will be harder for kids to get their hands on it in CO than it is in NY, for example.  Just as it is harder for kids to get their hands on booze in NY than it is to get their hands on reefer in NY since the NY reefer market is totally unregulated, while the alcohol market is well regulated.

    Good (none / 0) (#5)
    by ZtoA on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 03:28:11 PM EST
    The budding industry seems to be starting well. I'm sure they knew that cops and DEA would be watching for slip ups from the pot shops.

    Classic double standard isn't it? (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by kdog on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 09:45:17 AM EST
    The prohibitionists can f*ck up three ways to Sunday for over 50 years, no accountability for wrong-doing, no expectations of positive results, not even any shred of common sense....but god forbid one pot shop make one mistake and the prohibitionists will point to it as proof that freedom is a terrible thing and CO's experiment with it is a disaster.

    Double standards on steroids.


    Pot shops (none / 0) (#11)
    by Mikado Cat on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 12:26:00 AM EST
    make most of their money off the high use core clientele, not some one time sale. They would be crazy to take any risk selling to a minor.

    With a requirement of 100% of recreational sales having the ID checked was there any doubt this sting would fail?

    Are kids who smoke reporting any problems getting weed? I kinda doubt that too.