Point – Counter Point: Legalization of Marijuana in Texas

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Legalized Marijuana: Good or Bad for Texas?

Government Activities

State of Washington: Monitoring Impacts of Recreational Marijuana Legalization – 2015 Baseline Report

State of Washington, May 10, 2016 – Fatal Road Crashes Involving Marijuana Double After State Legalizes Drug

Global Commission on Drug Policy, Nov. 22, 2016World Leaders Call for Legalisation of Drugs

ATF Form 4473 changes, Daily Caller, November 21, 2016 –  Under ATF’s policy, not only are users of marijuana prohibited from possessing firearms, but a person may not transfer a firearm to an individual if the transferor knows that the transferee holds a medical marijuana card.  Importantly, this second prohibition applies even where the cardholder does not actually use any marijuana. Effective January 16, 2017

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/21/eleventh-hour-changes-to-federal-firearm-form/#ixzz4RXVf1asH

News Reports

CBS Denver: Police Say Man Accused In Fatal Hit & Run Was Doing 134 MPH In 35 MPH Zone

Claims of Medicinal Benefits

Daily Medical Cases, Nov. 25, 2016 –

Opinions

Steven Crowder: Surprise! Traffic Fatalities Involving Marijuana Skyrocket in Weed Legal States. The Numbers…

LiveScience, Jan. 21, 2014 – Marijuana vs. Alcohol: Which Is Really Worse for Your Health?

Reason.com, November 30, 2016 – On His Way Out the Door, Obama Suggests Marijuana Should Be Legal – The president plans to do something about it “as a private citizen.”

Before and After

Colorado, Oct. 7, 2014 – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) Calls Pot Legalization ‘Reckless’

Colorado, Mar. 10, 2016 – Gov. John Hickenlooper: ‘Think twice’ before legalizing pot if you’re trying to lure businesses

Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, 2015Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Public Safety: A Practical Guide for Law Enforcement

“The conflict between federal and state laws regarding the legalization of marijuana has put law enforcement in a difficult situation.” Conclusion, page 33

Colorado, Oct. 30, 2015 – How Is Colorado Doing Since Marijuana Legalization?

Colorado & Washington, May 9, 2016 – The Failed Promise of Legal Pot

Colorado, Feb. 22, 2016 – In Colo., a look at life after marijuana legalization

“And [Colorado], long a leader in cannabis use, has the highest youth rate of marijuana use in the nation, according to the most recent data available from a federal drug-use survey.”

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