Jack K Reed
This report is organized as follows: Section One describes the mandate to report per Senate Bill 13-283, data sources and the data collection methods used, the history of marijuana laws in Colorado, and the federal response. Section Two focuses on the public safety impacts of marijuana legalization while Section 3 presents information concerning public health. Section 4 presents impacts on youth, Section 5 provides additional information, and Section...
The information presented here should be interpreted with caution. The majority of the data should be considered baseline and preliminary, in large part because data sources vary considerably in terms of what exists historically. Consequently, it is difficult to draw conclusions about the potential effects of marijuana legalization and commercialization on public safety, public health, or youth outcomes, and this may always be the case due to the...