Article by The Kindland
Colorado voters said yes to Amendment 64 in 2012, which legalized the retail recreational sales of cannabis. The adult-use market has made a $2 billion-plus impact on the state economy, and gone a long way toward normalizing marijuana in the Rocky Mountain State. In Denver, legal and pungent dope is everywhere––so much so that the local police can’t even find enough storage space for all of its confiscated weed.
As it were, the pot that does get stored by the Denver PD reportedly reeks up its headquarters to high hell, most notably in the department’s elevators. According to Westword, the cops are well aware that their place really smells like bud:
“‘It is marijuana, after all!’ Lieutenant Cliff Carney points out to the publication. ‘We attempt to mitigate the odor with HEPA [High Efficiency Particulate Arresting] filters in the property section, where evidence and property are stored, but they can become overwhelmed when we receive large seizures. There is a day or two prior to the marijuana being tested at the lab, when the bulk of the marijuana is stored in an area, that the filters do not have great success.'”
Carney notes to Westword that Denver PD receives nearly 86 cannabis-related items each week, and that this quantity of received cannabis-gear is actually trending up 12 percents annually.