Those who say that Colorado’s “experiment” in legalizing marijuana proves it can be done safely with proper regulation don’t realize that in an experiment, one must control input variables and measure outcomes. Colorado does neither, so its dalliance with legalization cannot properly be termed an experiment. Although it regulates retail and “medical” cannabis stores, the July 9, 2014 Department of Revenue report shows that less than one-half of Colorado’s estimated 160 metric ton annual consumption … READ MORE
We just returned from making a presentation at the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences in Woods Hole, MA last Thursday.
The presentation was entitled Colorado’s Marijuana “Experiment” and its Effect on DUI Marijuana.
Attached is a copy of the summary of the presentation that the meeting organizer plans to publish in the meeting circular. TRB paper
Here are some highlights:
- DUI-Marijana is likely far more common than many have realized,
This week we sent a letter to Governor Hickenlooper: Hickenlooper 3 It suggests ways of collecting, analyzing and publishing DUID data essential to understanding drugged driving in our state. It further suggests that the $7.1 million that Colorado is allocating to sponsor “research” to promote use of marijuana could be better spent solving our DUID data deficit.
The Denver Post agreed with some of our points, and issued an editorial of support… READ MORE