Data released by the City of Denver indicates that crime rates have decreased since Colorado legalized marijuana. Additionally, a new study concludes that state medical marijuana law "may be correlated with a reduction in homicide and assault rates."
The following articles add to the mounting evidence that reforming marijuana laws may reduce crime.
Crime is Down in Denver Since Legalization
- "Colorado Crime Rates Down 14.6% Since Legalizing Marijuana" NaturalSociety.com, By Christina Sarich 4/19/14 Click here
- "After 3 Months of Legal Pot Sales, Denver Still Not A Crime-Filled Hellscape" HuffingtonPost.com, By Matt Ferner 4/7/14 Click here
- "3 Months Later, Here's What Denver Looks Like Since Legalizing Marijuana" PolicyMic.com, By Tom McKay 4/10/14 Click here
- "Crime in Denver Decreases After Pot Legalization" Alternet.com, By Raul Duke 4/10/14 Click here
Marijuana Reform May Actually Reduce Crime
From Around the World
- "More Pot, Safer Roads: Marijuana Legalization Could Bring Unexpected Benefits" Forbes.com, By Jacob Sullum 4/3/14 Click here
- "Northern California's Illegal Marijuana Trade Takes Deadly Toll" HuffingtonPost.com, By Julie Johnson 10/6/13 Click here
- "Legalizing Marijuana Would End Black market, Says Israeli Study" JewishPress.com, By Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu 10/2/13 Click here