New Reports Give Conflicting Takes on Legalization
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New Reports Give Conflicting Takes on Legalization
Posted by CN Staff on January 07, 2015 at 08:47:42 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post 
Denver -- The number of people being charged for marijuana possession in Colorado has cratered, while the number of people cited for using marijuana in public has skyrocketed.Those are two of the conflicting takeaways from duel ing reports out this week by groups on opposing sides on marijuana. And it shows how the legalization of marijuana use and sales in states such as Colorado, far from settling the nationwide debate over pot, has instead given both sides more to fight about.
The reports come from two groups: the pro-legalization Drug Policy Alliance and the anti-legalization Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Both reports look at the impact of legalization in Colorado, one year into recreational marijuana sales.The Drug Policy Alliance paper reports that citations for marijuana possession in Colorado have dropped from 9,011 in 2010 to a projected 1,464 in 2014, per Colorado judicial data. The Smart Approaches to Marijuana report, meanwhile, notes that citations for public marijuana use in Denver jumped from 184 in 2013 to 668 in 2014. Despite legalization, possession of more than an ounce of marijuana by nonmedical marijuana patients and public use of marijuana remain illegal.SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: January 6, 2015Copyright: 2015 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews   -- Cannabis  Archives 
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Comment #2 posted by Sam Adams on January 07, 2015 at 20:11:38 PT
Denver Post
I wonder if this news got any space in the Denver Post??? die daily of alcohol poisoning>>>Six Americans die from alcohol poisoning daily on average, and mortality rates are highest among middle-aged men, federal health authorities reported Tuesday.The report is the first in a decade by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to tally alcohol poisonings for the entire US population. Most previous analyses looked at certain groups, in particular young people.The agency found that an average of 2,221 people died of alcohol poisoning annually between 2010 and 2012. Three-quarters of the deaths occurred among 35- to 64-year-olds, the report found, and about three-quarters were men. The death rate was highest among men aged 45 to 54.
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Comment #1 posted by Hope on January 07, 2015 at 17:25:10 PT
This is interesting, from Military.Com.
Pot Use Among Soldiers in Colorado, Washington Is Down, Study Shows thought someone the other day, in some media, was grousing about how their were more instances of failed tests among military in these states. Must have been something else.
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