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CO Release Jun 20, 2016

Colorado Government Finds Teen Marijuana Use Has NOT Increased Since Legalization


Rates of marijuana use among Colorado teens have NOT increased since the state made marijuana legal for adults, according to results of a statewide survey released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

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Senate Jun 16, 2016

Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Measure


The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill that is intended to ease access to banking and other financial services for state-legal marijuana businesses.

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CDC-Logo Jun 09, 2016

National Survey Finds Dip in Teen Marijuana Use, Dispels Anti-legalization Myth


The results of a federal survey released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control once again dispel the myth that rolling back marijuana prohibition laws will lead to an increase in teen marijuana use.

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White House Release May 31, 2016

Marijuana Policy Project Updates Guide to Presidential Candidates, Adds Third Parties


The nation’s largest marijuana policy organization, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), launched an updated presidential candidate voter guide for the general election, which now includes third-party candidates.

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"The plain and simple truth is that alcohol fuels violent behavior and marijuana does not ... alcohol contributes to literally millions of acts of violence in the United States each year. It is a major contributing factor to crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide. Marijuana use, on the other hand, is absent in that regard from both crime reports and the scientific literature. There is simply no causal link to be found."
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, from the foreword to Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?, 2009