In a message aimed at civilians who work for the Defense Department—and who just might have a prescription for medical marijuana and be carrying some—Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs wants to be clear about something: They will crack down. As Face the State  reports, civilians found with weed will be escorted to the local police department for possible prosecution—regardless of Colorado's medical-marijuana law and even a decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow medical marijuana at VA hospitals.
As Schriever contends with the issue , Denver warehouses are filling up with green pot plants, leasing an estimated one million square feet of space for operations in the wake of a new law requiring dispensaries to grow 70 percent of what they sell, according to The Denver Post . And business is booming. The state has so far reaped more than $8 million in fees from medical-marijuana businesses this year, notes a separate article from Face the State . That's significantly more than licenses from alcoholic beverages and the division of real estate, as well as a slew of other revenue sources.