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.”