Marijuana in Colorado’s National Forests

In the summer of 2009, authorities in the US State of Colorado seized nearly 20,000 marijuana plants in national forests.  Officials believe that drug cartels from Mexico are growing marijuana in US national parks because the increase security on the border is making it difficult to smuggle drugs into the country.

(Additional marijuana facts and figures.)

Source:  Kirk Mitchell, “International drug cartels infiltrating Colorado’s national forests,” Denver Post, August 27, 2009.