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Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
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Last week marked the fifth anniversary of Colorado's decision to sanction the world's first anything-goes commercial pot trade.

Five years later, we remain an embarrassing cautionary tale.

Visitors to Colorado remark about a new agricultural smell, the wafting odor of pot as they drive near warehouse grow operations along Denver freeways. Residential neighborhoods throughout Colorado Springs reek of marijuana, as producers fill rental homes with plants.

Five years of retail pot coincide with five years of a homelessness growth rate that ranks among the highest rates in the country.

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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
This wont go well for you

Most OTers think there are no consequences whatsoever to legalization. Pot is the solution to pretty much every problem.


el Gaucho
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
This doesn't even go into the human toll, increased crime, illiteracy, teen pregnancy etc


DavidTheGnome
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
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doubling in the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes who tested positive for marijuana



It stays in your system for weeks. I would expect the number to be higher, that doesn’t mean that they were high when they wrecked. It just means they’ve used in the last couple weeks. Since it’s legalized of course that number goes up.


BIGJLAW
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
If anyone thought anything differently would happen, they are smoking the lettuce.
Drugs are bad that's just the way it is.


J Murdah
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
Conservatives looking for every angle I see.


TIL pot causes homelessness


dfintlyHmmrd
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
Thats one of my biggest qualms with legalizing it, its very hard to test to see if you are high, or were high last week.


Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
I was waiting for this to turn into a satire at some point.

I think phrases like "the state is now the #1 offender of marijuana users" is pretty ironic considering that it's now legal there. Of course more people are partaking now that it's a perfectly legal activity.

I'd be really interested to see the same study with the same parameters done on alcohol. If they're this surprised that teens are smoking, how surprised will they be when they find out probably just as many if not more are underage drinking.
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization

Oklahoma sucks.


SprintFun
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
Sweet opinion article some old dude wrote after yelling at kids to get off his lawn with barely any facts


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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
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its very hard to test to see if you are high, or were high last week.




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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
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Five years of retail pot coincide with five years of a homelessness growth rate that ranks among the highest rates in the country. Directors of homeless shelters, and people who live on the streets, tell us homeless substance abusers migrate here for easy access to pot.
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Five years of Big Marijuana ushered in a doubling in the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes who tested positive for marijuana, based on research by the pro-legalization Denver Post.



Shocker.


But drug addicts want their drugs damn it.


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el Gaucho
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
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It stays in your system for weeks. I would expect the number to be higher, that doesn’t mean that they were high when they wrecked. It just means they’ve used in the last couple weeks. Since it’s legalized of course that number goes up.

If marijuana is in your bloodstream then you are still intoxicated


Ham Malone
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
For the sake of our market I hope no adjoining states ever legalize marijuana. $1.5 billion was sold in Colorado last year.


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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
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Conservatives looking for every angle I see.



You know how i know you are a snowflake.


Cromulent
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
So you linked an opinion piece? Sounds about right.


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Duke
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
Pulled from the Colorado Springs paper, which isnt surprising.


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Sparkplug#1
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
When in Colorado I rarely smell marijuana on the streets or interstate.


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jdeval1
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
I still support the freedom to smoke a plant if you choose. If it impacts your life than that's on you. We don't need a big government nanny state.


GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
Most of those "problems" are a result of being the only state where it's legal (for some of the five years) and then one of just a few.


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