• New Report Provides Comprehensive Data on Marijuana Arrests and Charges in Colorado After Legal Regulation for Adult Use (Drug Policy)

    by  • March 28, 2015 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    The following article discusses the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado state as a criminal justice reform, since possession for an ounce was decriminalized in December 2012.

    By DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE | March 25, 2015

    All eyes are on Colorado to gauge the impact of the country’s first-ever state law to tax and regulate the sale of marijuana to adults 21 and older.  Since the first retail marijuana stores opened on January 1, 2014, the state has benefitted from a decrease in traffic fatalities, an increase in tax revenue and economic output from retail marijuana sales, and an increase in jobs, while Denver has experienced a decrease in crime rates.

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