Marijuana and the vote to legalize it has been debated for years now.
It’s really pretty amazing where marijuana is legal these days. Currently in at least 8 states which include California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, you can now light one up legally. But are any of these states having significant issues because of the legalization of marijuana?
In Colorado, statistics show that legalization of marijuana has been followed with an increase in traffic fatalities, emergency room stays and crime. Others have argued that the legalized marijuana in Colorado has made it easier for drug traffickers to ship it across the rest of the nation. And the number of marijuana users has increased by 12%.
On January 1, 2014, marijuana was legalized in Colorado. According to a report from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, there are 491 stores selling it, compared