The Real Reasons Why Dispensaries Reduce Crime Rates in Neighborhoods

Reasons why Dispensaries Reduce Crime Rates A recent study published in the Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics found that areas with the prevalence of dispensaries saw a decrease in crime in the area. They analyzed crime data from Denver between January 2013 and December 2016. Recreational cannabis sales…

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Why the Global Prohibition of Marijuana is a Crime Against Humanity

Why the “Global Prohibition of Marijuana” is a Crime Against Humanity I was reading an article in Forbes written by Tom Angell about the World Health Organization recommending the rescheduling of marijuana under international treaties. The overall news about the incident is pretty positive. Governments all over the world recognizing…”We…

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Colorado’s anticipated marijuana report details youth usage, driving and crime over the last 5 years

After five years of data collection, the Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization. The data provide glimpses for the first time into the how legalization has impacted several highly-charged subjects, including usage among young people and driving impairment. The report…

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Study Says Legal Weed Makes Cops More Effective At Solving Crime

Study Says Legal Weed Makes Cops More Effective At Solving Crime Researchers from Washington State University have found that cannabis legalization in Washington and Colorado have produced significant benefits in helping police departments solve other kinds of crime. The study, which was published in the journal Police Quarterly, states that:…

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Crime Has Dropped 20% in Uruguay Since Cannabis Was Legalized

Real Life Example of Cannabis Reducing Crime For the longest time cannabis advocates have been pointing out the correlation between reduced crime rates and legalization. For many years, prohibitionists have refuted the idea claiming that “by increasing access to intoxicants, you won’t reduce crime”, however today we have a real…

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With marijuana banking legislation stalled, cannabusinesses awash with cash, vulnerable to violent crime

Published: Feb 10, 2018, 2:05 pm • Updated: Feb 10, 2018, 2:05 pm By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Stung by robberies in California, Colorado, Washington and other states, the cannabis industry is pressing Congress to change federal banking laws so that its retailers no longer have to…

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Modern Day Narcos: Legal Cannabis Cuts Cartels Power and Reduces Crime

Modern Day Narcos: Legal Cannabis Takes Power From Drug Cartels and Reduces Crime, Study Says Here’s a question for you, Jeff Sessions: is the truth a bitter pill to swallow? Because that’s what we’re about to give you. Contrary to Sessions’ claim that cannabis use increases violent crime, more evidence…

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After sounding alarm about increased crime, Sessions credits Trump with crime rate drop in first half of 2017

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post “In 2017, we brought cases against more violent criminals than in any year in decades. We charged the most federal firearm prosecutions in a decade. We convicted nearly 500 human traffickers…

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