By now, you probably know that legal marijuana hasn’t caused the sky to fall in states like Washington and Colorado. Even our nation’s capitol has now taken it’s first step into the social experiment with legalized cannabis.
However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t some still sketchy parts of the cannabis culture, presumably carried over from the dark ages of criminalization of the herb. Vocativ just produced a segment highlighting one unseen and unexpected problem with cannabis legalization: dumpster diving for weed. With the state of Colorado producing around 13 tons of marijuana per month, it comes as no surprise that some of that weed gets wasted.
This is where the guy at the park (you know the one who plays hacky-sack from whom you used to get your weed) comes in. Apparently, Colorado dispensaries are throwing away so much trim that dumpster diving yields a profitable amount of weed. Just ask ‘Dumpsta Love,’ the Denver dumpster diving entrepreneur. According to Dumpsta Love, he is making $2,500 a month by pulling unused trim out of grow house dumpsters and turning it into concentrates.
It is, of course, highly illegal to break locks off of locked dumpsters. Furthermore, making your own butane concentrates is illegal in Denver, and extremely dangerous. Aside from the legal and safety risks that Dumpsta Love is taking, we’re wondering – who the hell would smoke these dumpster dabs?