Denver, Colorado legalized weed and crime dropped. Is it really that bad of an herb?
Tax dollars are pouring in, crime is down in Denver, and few of the early concerns about social breakdown have materialized.
In the first four months, marijuana sales amounted to more than $202 million, about a third of them recreational. Taxes from recreational sales were almost $11 million.
Despite some critics’ fears of a pot-driven crime explosion, Denver police say burglaries and robberies were down by between 4 and 5 percent in the first four months of the year.
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