We have highlighted several resources produced by our friends at Focus on the Family intended to separate fact from fiction on marijuana.
Today we want to share a special fact sheet from them regarding marijuana legalization.
The fact sheet includes data on:
- Budget shortfalls on Colorado’s marijuana tax;
- Rises in crime as well as driving under the influence of marijuana;
- Rise in illicit drug consumption, both in Colorado and across the nation.
Most telling, perhaps, is the fact legalization has far from eliminated the black market for marijuana:
“The black market continues to thrive: The high taxes which are imposed on legal marijuana sales make the store-bought product more expensive than what can be purchased on the streets. Some former pot-shop owners are now operating illegally out of their vehicles for greater profit margins than before.”
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.
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