Forbes recently provided an update on what the legalization of marijuana has meant to Colorado. Two takeaways:
1. Colorado Governor Hickenlooper: “…we are going to have a system where we’re actually regulating and taxing something, and keeping that money in the state of Colorado…and we’re not supporting a corrupt system of gangsters.”
2. A study released by Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division “notes that the percentages of Coloradans reporting past-month and past-year consumption of marijuana in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) rose between 2002 and 2010, mirroring a national trend. But consumption fell a bit in Colorado after 2010 (after legalization) while continuing to rise in the rest of the country…marijuana use during this period was less common in Colorado than in the country as a whole.”
You can read the whole article from Forbes here.