When it comes to the legalization of weed in Colorado, there were a number of different ways how legalization of weed changed Colorado. This was especially the case when it comes to the recreational cannabis When the state of Colorado went ahead to pass the 64th amendment on the year 2012 Election Day, the Washington state also joined in its footsteps to become the very first state to legalize the personal as well as the recreational use of weed.
Ever since the legalization was done, activists and observers of each and every side of the drug-legalization debate have taken upon themselves to carefully monitor the effects and how legalization of weed changed Colorado. The opponents who were not into this legalization went ahead to claim that it leads to the increase of traffic accidents, crime and other problems that were related to the fact that citizen was now able to now start making use of
As a way to mark the anniversary of the legalization of weed, they went ahead to claim the embarrassing results that were brought about by this legalization. They highlighted in the Gazette that it leads to a series of consequences like the increase in homeless people, the traffic collisions that were found to be fatal which mainly involved drivers who were highly intoxicated with weed. On top of this, they claimed that it also leads to the increase of drug violations in the schools of Colorado. When the article was published, it went ahead to receive a lot of enquires from different readers all over the state in regards to just how accurate it truly was. People wanted to know if the claims that were published in the article were actually true or false and if so, is there any kind of evidence that can prove this claim?
On the traffic collisions that were fatal
When it came to this claim, it was based on the fact that ever since weed was legalized, the number of drivers who were involved in fatal crashes was found to be a highly intoxicated with weed. Also, this number was found to have increased significantly ever since the legalization took place in the year 2013. The article was mainly focused on the data that was given out by the NHTSA. According to this data, it was found that all the drivers who were involved in these fatal crashes were found positive with high consumption of weed. Also, another similar point to note is that when it comes to fatal crashes, the drivers involved were tested and found to be positive of weed. There are still numerous reports been carried out so as to prove this.