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.”

You can download the entire fact sheet here.

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