Substance abuse in Colorado can certainly lead to grave legal problems. These legal dilemmas include the drug crimes themselves. However, drug involvement can also lead to other crimes, such as theft, if the abuse has turned into addiction. It can also destroy a person's health and wellness.
Even though the sale and recreational use of Marijuana is legal in Colorado, the state has restrictions on who can sell and transport the drug. Many people who believed they were legally transporting marijuana were shocked to find themselves facing drug trafficking charges.
Under Colorado law, drug possession becomes drug trafficking based largely on the volume of drugs the police claim was in your possession. The law treats different drugs quite differently, and if you are ever arrested on drug charges, you need to know how the state treats say, heroin and Xanax differently.