Getting The Word Out To Non-Citizens In The Pot Industry About Deportation Dangers

February 22, 2018
Photo: Marijuana & Immigration Status 2 | Grow Facility - AAwadAnn Marie Awad/CPR News
Marijuana grow facilities, such as this one owned by LivWell Enlightened Health, are common employers around Denver, Colo.

Eddie Soto, the field director for Denver Latino-focused nonprofit Servicios de La Raza, speaks with Colorado Matters about a new education campaign aimed at warning immigrants of the risks they face with pot.

It's part of an effort by marijuana industry leaders and community activists in Colorado to figure out how best to tell non-citizens they can unwittingly make themselves eligible for deportation if they consume or grow marijuana, or take a job in the marijuana industry.