More Colo. marijuana seized in mail, study finds

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DENVER — The amount of marijuana from Colorado being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has risen, a new report found Wednesday.

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area said postal inspectors seized more than 493 pounds of pot from packages in 2013.

In 2010, inspectors seized just 57 pounds.

Medial marijuana became legal in Colorado in 2010 and recreational use was legalized in 2012.

Washington is the only other state to have legalized marijuana, which is still banned under federal law.

Colorado has specific restrictions on taking marijuana out of the state.

The report said Colorado marijuana was bound for 33 states with Florida, Maryland and Illinois among the top destinations.

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