A report by the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University concluded that, for every dollar earned in tax revenue from marijuana sales, Coloradans spend approximately $4.50 to mitigate the effects of legalization.  These increased costs include accidental poisonings, traffic fatalities, court costs for impaired drivers, and employer-related charges, among many others.  See http://www.ccu.edu/centennial/policy-briefs/marijuana-costs/

In Colorado, school officials have used descriptions such as “drowning” and “under siege” to portray their battle with the increase in drug violations https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/06/21enc_marijuana.h31.html.

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