Last updated on: 1/12/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

The Gazette Editorial Board (Colorado Springs, CO) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“This week marks the fifth anniversary of Colorado’s decision to sanction the world’s first anything-goes commercial pot trade.

Five years later, we remain an embarrassing cautionary tale…

Five years of retail pot coincide with five years of a homelessness growth rate that ranks among the highest rates in the country. Directors of homeless shelters, and people who live on the streets, tell us homeless substance abusers migrate here for easy access to pot.

Five years of Big Marijuana ushered in a doubling in the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes who tested positive for marijuana, based on research by the pro-legalization Denver Post.

Five years of commercial pot have been five years of more marijuana in schools than teachers and administrators ever feared…

The investigation [by Education News Colorado, Solutions and the I-News Network] found an increase in high school drug violations of 71 percent since legalization. School suspensions for drugs increased 45 percent.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found Colorado ranks first in the country for marijuana use among teens, scoring well above the national average.

Commercial pot’s five-year anniversary is an odious occasion for those who want safer streets, healthier kids and less suffering associated with substance abuse.”

“The Sad Anniversary of Big Commercial Pot in Colorado,” gazette.com, Nov. 9, 2017

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“About Us,” gazette.com (accessed on Jan. 12, 2017)

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Pro & Con Quotes: Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?