Drug Stats

Marinoff and Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law provides representation to clients who have had been charged with a drug related offense. It is important to hire an attorney if you are charged with a drug offense to work on your behalf. Please contact our office today to discuss your situation to our criminal law attorney immediately.

Recreational use of marijuana is now legal in Colorado, but doesn’t signal the end of drug-related arrests in our state. More than 93 percent of arrests for the sale or manufacture of drugs involve drugs other than marijuana, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, and more than 56 percent of possession arrests aren’t related to marijuana.

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Colorado Department of Public Safety releases “Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: Early Findings”

Intriguingly, though this lengthy report comes from the Colorado Department of Public Safety, not very much of the report discusses general crimes rates at much length. But what is reported in this report is generally encouraging:

Colorado’s property crime rate decreased 3%, from 2,580 (per 100,000 population) in 2009 to 2,503 in 2014.

Colorado’s violent crime rate decreased 6%, from 327 (per 100,000 population) in 2009 to 306 in 2014.

 

What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far?

 

Among the 143-page report’s other findings:

  • Marijuana arrests are down.
  • Pot-related DUIs are down slightly.
  • Driving deaths are up, but not necessarily from pot impairment.
  • The impact of legalization on kids is unclear.
  • Heavy pot use among young adults is on the rise.

 

As of December 2015, Summit County has 22 total licenses through the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), including three medical centers, four retail stores, four cultivations and 11 product manufacturers.

Statewide, there were a total of 2,538 MED-licensed businesses in Colorado, bringing in more than $135 million in tax revenues, licenses and fees in 2015. Of this, more than $35 million was dedicated to capital construction assistance for schools.

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If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is best to contact an experienced drug defense attorney. Drug convictions can result in prison sentences, fines, and can affect job applications. You need a criminal defense attorney who will continue to provide legal aid and fight for your rights consistent with the values of our criminal justice system.

At Marinoff and Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law, we will thoroughly investigate your case. We will determine whether your constitutional rights were violated by examining the police procedure and the evidence.

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