Last year’s legislation to criminalize home grows above 12 plants has taken effect and new victims of the drug war are being created here in Colorado.
Just this week, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder (who is up for reelection this year) bragged about his new ability to target non-violent cannabis growers:
“El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder says there are roughly 650 grows right now across the county.
‘We believe a very large number of that 650 are illegal,” Sheriff Elder said. “They don’t comply with this 12 plant count.'”