Rocky Mountain HIDTA Marijuana Impact, Report Vol. 5 – Update Effective September 2018

September 12, 2018 – Denver, Colorado

The Rocky Mountain HIDTA just released an update to the Volume 5 of the paper, “The Screen Shot 2018-09-14 at 1.15.34 PMLegalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact”.

This updated supplemental report offers new information and data associated to the following topic areas:

  • Traffic Fatalities and Impaired Driving
  • Marijuana Use Rates (by age groups)
  • Public Health Impacts
  • “Black Market” Activity and Investigations
  • Societal Impacts (e.g. Crime, Tax Revenue)
  • The Colorado Marijuana Industry


Reports from the RMHIDTA were first impact reports produced that provide clear findings and supporting data to allow citizens and policy makers alike to look valid data on the impact that legalization of marijuana has had in Colorado.

To view the entire supplemental update use the link below:

RMHIDTA – Vol. 5 Update September, 2018

An Initial Assessment of Cannabis in Oregon – August 2018

Salem, Oregon – August 1, 2018

Revised / Updated: August 7, 2018

The Oregon – Idaho HIDTA has just released its first edition of an assessment of marijuana in Oregon entitled, “An Initial Assessment of Cannabis Production, Distribution, and Consumption in Oregon 2018 – An Insight Report”. The report analyzes marijuana production, distribution and consumption in Oregon from socio-economic, public health and law enforcement perspectives.

To view the full report use the following link:

Oregon Idaho Marijuana Report 2018



New Report on Marijuana in Washington State

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Our colleagues at the Northwest HIDTA have published a new report on the legalization of marijuana in Washington.  The report discusses the state’s regulatory system, as well as detailing effects on the state, including environmental harm, impaired driving, and diversion of marijuana.  Follow this link to read the full report.

What is “Seed to Sale?”

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The term “seed to sale” is often thrown around when discussing tracking marijuana products, but many people are unsure what it means or entails.  The NMI’s Deputy Coordinator Dale Quigley has written a brief paper explaining the term and the process involved.  The paper also includes a description of different types of tracing systems, and the pros and cons of the seed to sale idea.

Houston HIDTA: Assessment of Marijuana Legalization

Screen Shot 2016-10-12 at 1.55.23 PM.pngThe Houston HIDTA published a new report assessing the potential impacts of marijuana legalization on the state.  The report explains why the Houston HIDTA does not support the expansion of access to marijuana, detailing reasons such as increased incidents of drugged driving and rates of youth use, as well as rising THC contents. Read the full report here.

San Diego HIDTA: California Impact Report

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Our colleagues at the San Diego Imperial HIDTA have published a new report on the impacts of marijuana in the state of California.  All four California HIDTA offices contributed to the report, which has excellent information regarding the current impacts of marijuana, as well as the potential impacts on the state of further expanding access to marijuana. Click here to read the full report.

Rocky Mountain Rebuttal of The Denver Post

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The Rocky Mountain HIDTA has published a rebuttal to an article published in The Denver Post that stated that marijuana use rates among teens were flat.  The article stated that a small increase in use among teens was not statistically significant, and the Rocky Mountain report aims to delve deeper into the available data to present a clearer picture.

Read the Denver Post article here, and RMHIDTA’s rebuttal here.