Law enforcement and health officials in Colorado are seeing a variety of problems stemming from the legalization of recreational marijuana. They range from poisonings from edible marijuana to drugged driving.
“I think, by any measure, the experience of Colorado has not been a good one unless you’re in the marijuana business,” Kevin A. Sabet, Executive Director of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, which opposes legalization, told The New York Times. “We’ve seen lives damaged. We’ve seen deaths directly attributed to marijuana legalization. We’ve seen marijuana slipping through Colorado’s borders. We’ve seen marijuana getting into the hands of kids.”