Colorado’s crime wave and marijuana policies

Coloradans’ concerns about public safety are growing and for good reason. Former District Attorneys George Brauchler and Mitch Morrissey recently pointed out startling increases in crime from 2011-2020: a 35% jump in violent crime, and a historic rise in property crimes.

While marijuana is not solely responsible for the crime wave, evidence suggests it has played a role. A 2019 study of Colorado medical and recreational dispensaries found that both types of marijuana storefronts were associated with statistically significant increases in rates of neighborhood crime and disorder.

Read the full story the The Denver Gazette here: https://gazette.com/opinion/guest-column-colorados-crime-wave-and-marijuana-policies/article_c1906ad8-6efe-11ec-94b4-3349f585e615.html

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