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Colorado: Marijuana Charges Down More Than 90 Percent Since 2010

Colorado: Marijuana Charges Down More Than 90 Percent Since 2010. Thursday, 09 April 2015 Denver, CO: The total number of charges filed in Colorado courts for marijuana possession, distribution, and cultivation fell from 38,878 in 2010 to 2,036 in 2014, a reduction of some 95 percent, according to data obtained by the Court Services Division of the Colorado Judicial Branch and published by the Drug Policy…
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Study: Parkinson’s Patients Report Subjective Relief From Cannabis

Aurora, CO: Patients with Parkinson's self-report cannabis to be a highly efficacious alternative medicine in the treatment of the disease, according to survey data published online ahead of print in the journal Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Investigators reported that cannabis use remains comparatively uncommon among patients with Parkinson's disease. However, those respondents who acknowledged using the plant rated it as one of the "most…
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Colorado: Marijuana Sales Total $700 Million in 2014

Thursday, 26 February 2015 Denver, CO: Retail sales of marijuana totaled just under $700 million in Colorado in 2014 - the first full year during which sales of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes were allowed. Total sales for the year were $699,198,805, according to data tabulated by the Colorado Department of Revenue. Sales of medicinal cannabis totaled some $386 million for the year,…
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Post Legalization In Colorado, Marijuana Arrests Way Down

Post Legalization In Colorado, Marijuana Arrests Way Down Denver, CO, Friday, 23 January 2015: The pro-reform group Drug Policy Alliance recently released a comprehensive report examining Colorado's first full year of retail sales of recreational marijuana. DPA reports that in 2010 Colorado had 9,022 cannabis possession arrests; in 2014 it had 1,464 arrests (an 84% reduction). Also, cannabis cultivation and selling offenses were also down…
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Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

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. They also point to studies showing that in other states that have legalized pot for medical purposes,…
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Two Denver deaths tied to recreational marijuana use

DENVER - This week, two Denver deaths were linked to marijuana use, and while some details of the deaths have yet to emerge, they are the first ones on record to be associated with a once-illegal drug that Colorado voters legalized for recreational use, as of January 1, 2014. One man jumped to his death after consuming a large amount of marijuana contained in a…
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Colorado: Governor Signs First-In-The-Nation Legislation Authorizing Retail Cannabis Production And Sales

Denver, CO: Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation into law regulating the commercial production and retail selling of marijuana to those age 21 or older. Colorado is the first state to approve regulations authorizing a legal cannabis market for adult consumers. State-licensed cannabis retailers are expected to be approved under the new law by early 2014. Marijuana retailers must be Colorado residents. Cannabis sales…
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Possessing And Cultivating Cannabis Now Legal In Colorado

Denver, CO: Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order on Monday amending the state Constitution to allow for those age 21 or older to legally possess and cultivate cannabis in private. Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters on Election Day approved Amendment 64, which legalizes the adult personal use of cannabis and calls on state lawmakers to enact regulations licensing its commercial production and sales. "Voters…
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