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Article: Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

When Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana, the “conservative, pro war on drugs” folks claimed it would be the end of humanity, with all aspects of civil society being breaking down in a wild free for all the would endanger all. Now that there’s been time to actually collect data on what has happened we’ve seen the reduction of crime, compassionate alternative medical care for the ailing, and now, a reduction in the amount of fatal highway accidents. Numbers don’t lie, and the truth, to some, may sting a bit.

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Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have smoked pot. They also point to studies showing that in other states that have legalized pot for medical purposes, we’ve seen an increase in the number of drivers testing positive for the drug who were involved in fatal car accidents. The anti-pot group SAM recently pointed out that even before the first legal pot store opened in Washington state, the number of drivers in that state testing positive for pot jumped by a third.

The problem with these criticisms is that we can test only for the presence of marijuana metabolites, not for inebriation. Metabolites can linger in the body for days after the drug’s effects wear off — sometimes even for weeks. Because we all metabolize drugs differently (and at different times and under different conditions), all that a positive test tells us is that the driver has smoked pot at some point in the past few days or weeks.

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The People are waking up

Greetings to all the POT Party supporters.

Just four short days after the news broke on the Revolutionary actions of the POT Party, the New York Times “published what is believed to be the first full page non-advocacy, for-profit marijuana advertisement in its history”.

Coincidence? Or could the people be starting to take notice and support from the courageous actions of one man in his relentless pursuit to save this country from the warmongering fascist elite?

Join the Revolution. Vote Green in 2016! Bud not Bombs!

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Article: Six Months of Legal Marijuana And Colorado Has More Cash And Less Crime

Found this article on the internet talking about the effects of marijuana legalization in Colorado. Some interesting results…but I say its not enough. We need a real revolution in this country! Join the Revolution!!!

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With the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, Colorado made history and became one of the first two states to approve legal regulation of the cultivation, manufacture and sale of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Colorado has become a proving ground to demonstrate the positive impacts of regulation instead of prohibition – and hopefully will promote similar efforts elsewhere.

Despite warnings from legalization opponents, Colorado looks pretty much the same as ever since regulation, if not better. Crime is down, the economy is sound, and there remains strong overall support for legalization throughout the state. Even the state’s Director of Marijuana Coordination was quick to note recently that “the sky hasn’t fallen” since the first retail shops opened on January 1st.

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