August 08, 2013

Rocky Mountain High Facts

  • The US Census Bureau estimated that the 2011 population of Denver County was 619,968.

  • Marijuana became legal for recreational use in 2012 - Colorado is one of only two states that allow this.

  • With the passing of these laws, Colorado became the world's first legal, regulated and taxed recreational marijuana market for adults.

  • The number of gang-related violent crimes in Denver has nearly doubled in the first four months of this year when compared with the same time in 2012.

  • There are 34 murders per 100,000 people in Denver.

  • Mexican black tar heroin is the predominant type of heroin found. Mexican brown heroin is also found to a lesser degree.

  • The 4/20 celebration at Civic Center Park in Denver, however, hosted an estimated 80,000 people on April 20th.

  • Asian street gangs, particularly Asian Pride and Viet Pride are notorious for distributing club drugs.

  • Marijuana is the most widely abused drug in Denver. Mexican grown weed and BC Bud have dominated in recent years, but Colorado grown legal marijuana is rapidly overtaking.

  • Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations control most of the methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin distribution in Colorado.

  • Two nationwide street gangs with predominant African-American memberships, the Crips and the Bloods, have a presence in the Denver area.

  • Private smoking clubs have started opening in Denver where, for a fee, you can become a member and then partake in smoking marijuana, much like the Amsterdam Coffee Shops.


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