3 months in, Denver crime has not increased since legal marijuana sales started

By: The Cannabist
April 7, 2014 Updated: April 7, 2014 at 1:45 pm
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As Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver reached out to his constituents in September of 2012, he encouraged them to vote against Amendment 64, a.k.a. the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado.

“If voters pass this amendment, I believe there will be many harmful consequences,” Weaver said at the time. “Expect more crime, more kids using marijuana and pot for sale everywhere. I think our entire state will pay the price.”

Granted we’re nearly a year and a half into legal recreational marijuana — and only three months into legal sales — but how has the availability and legality of weed impacted crime stats in the city of Denver?

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