In 2012, Colorado and Washington voters passed referenda legalizing marijuana, accelerating the growth of a multibillion-dollar, addiction-for-profit industry, and causing negative impacts both inside and outside of those states. This paper describes some of the more salient impacts and highlights impaired driving issues, drug use prevalence, crime, and related issues in the context of state’s rights and the gateway to other drugs.
Marijuana and Legalization Impacts,
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