Nehring smokes Newsom with Colorado Marijuana Legalization report

Ron NehringCalifornia GOP Lt Governor candidate Ron Nehring is touting a new report on the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado. The report details unacceptable increases in impaired driving, underage marijuana access and use, emergency room admissions and rising community costs.

Nehring is flogging Democrat incumbent Lt Governor Gavin Newsom with the report, as Newsome has promoted marijuana legalization in California without acknowledging the negative impacts.

newsome-for-governor“This is Gavin Newsom’s vision for California: more drugged drivers on the road, more addictions, more people using dangerous drugs, and more futures sacrificed,” said Republican Lt. Governor candidate Ron Nehring.

 

 

Download the report on the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado – The Impact

Today a much-anticipated report was released documenting the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado, providing a glimpse as to what is in store for California if the advocates for expanding marijuana use like Gavin Newsom are successful in the Golden State.

The report produced by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area includes data for the “medical marijuana” period leading up to the 2012 passage of Amendment 64, and thereafter.

IMPAIRED DRIVING: 100% increase in traffic fatalities involving operators testing positive for marijuana. 16% increase in toxicology reports with positive marijuana results for driving under the influence.

YOUTH MARIJUANA USE: Colorado’s marijuana use among children age 12 to 17 rose to 10.47%, 39% higher than the national rate. The number of drug related suspensions/expulsions rose 32%.

ADULT MARIJUANA USE: Among college students, the rate of marijuana use rose to 26.81%, or 42% higher than the national rate.

EMERGENCY ROOM ADMISSIONS: A 57% increase in marijuana-related emergency room visits (2011 – 2013). An 82% increase in marijuana related hospitalizations (2008 – 2013).

EXPOSURE OF CHILDREN TO MARIJUANA: A 268% increase in the exposure of children age 0 to 5 to marjuana from 2006-2009 to 2010-2013. Colorado’s rate of expsosing children to marijuana is triple the national average.

THC EXTRACTION LABS: 12 THC lab explosions in 2013, and the rate has doubled in 2014.

MORE DATA: 6.7% increase in Denver crime in the first six months of 2014 compared to 2013; 400% increase in pets poisoned from ingesting marijuana; THC potency in marijuana has increased from 3.96% in 1995 to 12.33% in 2013.

Download the report on the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado – The Impact

“This is Gavin Newsom’s vision for California: more drugged drivers on the road, more addictions, more people using dangerous drugs, and more futures sacrificed,” said Republican Lt. Governor candidate Ron Nehring.

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Comments

  1. Robert Vaughn says

    I would like to see where they got the data and how it was collected. Also maybe people are now forth coming about their use of Cannabis and the numbers have always been at that level.

    Remember that not only do these organizations make their money by drug prohibition but so do the Cartel and banks. The use and misuse /addictions should be left in the hands of Medical professionals not law enforcement since law enforcement does not have incentive to change the behavior of the drug addict or the black market.

    If RMHIDTA and the HIDTA only worked on the drug trafficking and not the use of drugs they could get more done but in most cases they just want more money to keep the ball rolling. So let’s get this large fact out of the way… Prohibition of any behavior or use of any substance that affects the mind or body by governments, kings, religion to Ad infinitum has never worked ever in History or mankind and never will.

    Here is their Mission Statement: The mission of the Rocky Mountain HIDTA is to facilitate cooperation and coordination among federal, state and local drug enforcement efforts to enhance combating the drug trafficking problem locally, regionally and nationally. This mission is accomplished through joint multi-agency collocated drug task forces sharing information and working cooperatively with other drug enforcement initiatives including interdiction.

    All I see here is really keep giving us money from the people so I don;t have to get a real job or stop real crime.