Sensi: Cracking down on online marijuana ads

Sensi magazine senior editor Leland Rucker joins us to discuss a couple of changes in state law. One is a legislative move to crack down on online pot ads by unlicensed dealers.

Senate Bill 15 would make it a criminal offense for a person to advertise the sale of marijuana without a retail license. If convicted they could face up to one year in jail and a fine as high as $750. Colorado state Senate has given initial approval to this measure which as sponsored by Sen. Irene Aguilar, a Denver Democrat. She told lawmakers that more than 690 ads for marijuana in Denver were found on Craigslist.

Leland Rucker also talks about  a court decision that says the police don’t have to protect marijuana seized in a raid and return it to its owner.  The Colorado Supreme Court  ruled earlier this month that police officers cannot be forced to return marijuana to defendants even after they are acquitted of pot crimes because doing so would force officers to be marijuana “distributors” and violate federal law.