5 years of legal marijuana in Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- This Tuesday marks the fifth year marijuana has been legal in Colorado.

Voters passed Amendment 64 in 2013 which allows for the retail sale and possession of marijuana. Since then, the state, according to a recent report, says court filings and arrests have gone down.

It's not without troubles though, the DEA in Grand Junction says they've seen an increase in illegal grows and growers who are coming from around the nation to grow in Colorado because of what they call, confusing grow laws. The state report says illegal cultivations on public land have increased more than 70 percent.

Grand Junction has never permitted dispensaries in city limits.