Here’s the next chapter in an old song. Is cannabis good or bad?
George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District Attorney, told gathered media on Wednesday that marijuana legalization has caused a host of problems — from increased cartel activity to a rising number of schoolkids using the drug. But a lack of hard data makes it impossible to prove that legalizing weed has increased crime, made the roads less safe or increased use among youth.
“Everything is a feeling or an anecdote,” Brauchler said. “Anecdotes are like smoke: They tell you that something is there” but are not proof. Brauchler and other law enforcment officials spoke to the media at the University of Denver as a conference and training program for peace officers was underway.
Cops see crime! Can you imagine?
Available statistics show that legalizing marijuana has not caused more crime or increased the number of children using it, said Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project.
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