In 2012 the state of Colorado voted to legalise marijuana. Incredibly they used the selling point: “ More jobs for our people. More money for our schools.” No one noticed that people doing marijuana don’t want to work and often are incapable of working? No one thought that brain cells and undamaged short term and long term memory were needed for education ?
According to stats released in the ATLANTA magazine: Marijuana is the biggest problem in Colorado schools. Children as young as 6th grade show up for school stoned.
One year after pot was legalised 11% of Colorado’s 12 to 17 year olds were pot users. There was a 40% increase in drug related school suspensions and expulsions, most of which were marijuana expulsions.
Marijuana related drug- related traffic fatalities doubled from 2009 to 2014 to 94 dead.
In 2014 when retail marijuana businesses began operating, there was a 38% increase in the number of marijuana- related hospitalizations in only one year
Parents state that not only is the legalisation harmful but marketing campaigns to marijuana attract children. Businesses sell bagged marijuana , marijuana pills, candy, cookies, gum and beverages.
These are only a few of the effects of legalising marijuana three years ago in Colorado, U.S.A.
Northern Saskatchewan has had marijuana functionally legal if not officially legal for 40 years. The results are in:
Schools where not only students but teachers are marijuana users.
Plunging academic standards. Grade 12 students who are functionally illiterate.
More and more government money hasn’t solved the problem and isn’t going to do so. Northern Saskatchewan has the highest per capita crime rate than anywhere else in Canada.
There were 65 reported murders in 2014.
Many young men and their families are on welfare rather than working because they are drug users.
And recently: Four dead and seven wounded from a seventeen year old young man in La Loche
A sixteen year old from Brabant Lake began marijuana in Stanley Mission . Last week he attempted an armed robbery.