Tag: colorado legalization

Study: Cannabis Legalization Has Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths in Colorado

super silver haze

The legalization of cannabis in Colorado has reduced opioid-related deaths, according to a new study published by The American Journal of Public Health. The objective of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of North Texas School of Public Health, the University of Florida, and Emory University, was to “examine the association between Colorado’s legalization of …

Continue reading

Colorado has Garnered Over Half a Billion Dollars in New Revenue Since Start of Marijuana Legalization

Colorado has garnered over half a billion dollars in marijuana-related revenue since legal sales began in 2014, according to a new analysis of state data released Wednesday by Denver-based VS Strategies. The report — which can be found by clicking here — details the sources of the revenue and provides a snapshot of how it is being distributed. “Legalizing, regulating, …

Continue reading

New Poll Asks Colorado Voters if they Support Repealing Amendment 64

According to a new poll released today by Public Policy Polling, a minority of voters in Colorado support an initiative to repeal Amendment 64, the cannabis legalization measure approved by voters in 2012. A majority of voters would reject such a repeal. According to the poll, just 36% of voters say they support repealing Amendment …

Continue reading

Chris Christie: ‘I’m Not Opposed to Medical Marijuana’

During the September 16th CNN republican presidential debate, the issue of cannabis law reform came up, which host Jake Tapper called “one of the hottest questions” received by CNN from viewers. Senator Rand Paul began the debate on the subject by stating, “What the American people don’t like about politics is the hypocrisy”, pointing to …

Continue reading

Traffic Fatalities Have Plummeted in Colorado Since Cannabis Was Legalized

By Radley Balko, The Independent Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have smoked pot. …

Continue reading

Chris Christie Will Go After States that Legalize Cannabis if Elected President

Although it won’t come as much surprise to those who know his political background, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vowed on Sunday to overturn every state-level cannabis legalization law if he’s elected President next year. The governor, speaking on CBS’ Face the Nation, said a Christie administration would use federal law to attack states that …

Continue reading

Legal Cannabis Industry Employs 16,000 in Colorado, According to New Report

Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division has released its first annual report detailing the state’s legal cannabis industry. According to the report, there was 74 tons of legal cannabis sold in Colorado in 2014. For those not wanting to do the math, that’s 148,000 pounds, or 4.1 million ounces. In addition, 4.8 million cannabis-infused edible products were …

Continue reading

Poll: 58% of Colorado Voters Support State’s Decision to Legalize Cannabis

New polling released today by Quinnipiac University has found that 58% of voters in Colorado support the state’s decision to legalize recreational cannabis, 3% more than the number that voted in favor of Amendment 64 in 2012. The poll asked the following question: “As you may know, voters in Colorado passed a law legalizing marijuana …

Continue reading