Non-U.S. citizens advised to stay away from jobs in Colorado marijuana industry

Marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance. Normally, this hasn’t been a tricky distinction for the industry’s state-licensed employees, except by one standard. Their immigration status. Continue reading “Non-U.S. citizens advised to stay away from jobs in Colorado marijuana industry”

How America’s Drug War Is Affecting Illegal Immigration

The firebrand opponents of undocumented immigration currently agitating for a looming wall on the U.S.-Mexico border—and calling for mass deportation of the people whose labor cares for our children, produces our food, builds our houses, and otherwise keeps the economy going—are also generally fans of the drug war. Continue reading “How America’s Drug War Is Affecting Illegal Immigration”