A new report by law enforcement in Oregon has revealed that almost 70% of the legal recreational marijuana grown in the state is unsold.
In comparison, a study in Colorado has found that most growers in the state are planting less than half of their legal allotment while still meeting demand.
The Oregon study was released by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and included the medical and general-use markets and the illegal market.
The Colorado study which was released this week concentrated on the legal, general-use market.
“What is often lost in this discussion is the link between marijuana and serious, interstate criminal activity. Overproduction is rampant, and the illegal transport of product out-of-state — a violation of both state and federal law — continues unchecked,” remarked Billy Williams, U.S. Attorney for Oregon.
“It’s time for the state to wake up, slow down and address these issues in a responsible and thoughtful manner.”