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  1. Psychiatric Times has reported the following: Numerous lines of evidence suggest a correlation between cannabis consumption and a variety of psychiatric conditions, including cannabis-induced psychosis (CIP). Specifically in youth, there is a direct relationship between cannabis use and its risks. The lack of knowledge surrounding its detrimental effects, combined with misunderstandings related to its therapeutic effects, has potential for catastrophic results.

    Marijuana emergency room visits have risen in Denver and the amount of drug paraphernalia littering the streets is appalling. The local government is trying to hide the fact that crime has increased by generating false reports through some outlets so they do not look bad. Since 2013, Denver has seen its crime rise as the national average has fallen.

    Colorado crime (Statewide) was falling from 2008 -2011. (Source: Colorado Division of Criminal Justice)

    2011 Property crime 131,800 Violent crime 15,719

    2013 Property crime 138,275 Violent crime 16,056

    2017 Property crime 150,775 Violent crime 20,254

    Violent crime includes murder/non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crime includes burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

    The state will collect their thirty pieces of silver and blame any negative results on the producers and distributors. But I suppose they see it as added revenue (Colorado received ~ $1B) and is worth it to the politicians so they have another revenue stream and gain additional votes without regard to what fallout might be.

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