On our August 29 post, we charged Colorado’s Governor Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman with cherrypicking data to refute US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ claims that Colorado was in violation of parts of the 2013 Cole Memorandum. This week we sent a letter to AG Sessions critiquing the Hickenlooper/Coffman response.
We pointed out that whereas Sessions was concerned with the results of marijuana legalization in Colorado, Hickenlooper and Coffman responded, in part, with several paragraphs describing efforts to solve the problems, thereby confirming that the problems are real.
We also pointed out several falsehoods and deceptive use of statistics by Hickenlooper and Coffman in an attempt to “shade the truth.”
The bottom line is that AG Sessions was correct in his charges.
We hope that AG Sessions will take the next step and enforce the Controlled Substances Act.