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EFFECTS OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA ON SOCIETY / CRIME from Mike Gmoser staff.
According to the Rocky Mountain High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), legalization of marijuana in the state of Colorado has resulted in the following:
Traffic fatalities involving operators testing positive for marijuana have increased 100% from 2007 to 2012.
The majority of driving under the influence (DUI) arrests involved marijuana and 25 to 40% involved solely marijuana.
Toxicology reports with positive marijuana results for DUI increased 16% from 2011 to 2013.
In 2012, 7.63% of adults ages 26 and over were considered current marijuana users compared to 5.05 % nationally.
In 2013, 48.4% of Denver adult arrestees tested positive for marijuana which is a 16% increase from 2008.
· In 2012, 26.81% of college age students (ages 18 - 25 years) were considered current marijuana users compared to 18.89% nationally.
From 2011 through 2013, there was a 57% increase in marijuana-related emergency room visits.
Hospitalizations related to marijuana have increased 82% from 2008 to 2013.·
In 2012, 10.47% of youth ages 12 to 17 were considered current marijuana users compared to 7.55% nationally.·
Drug-related suspensions/expulsions increased 32% from school years 2008/2009 through 2012/2013, where the vast majority was related to marijuana violations.
· Marijuana-related exposures for children ages 0 to 5 on average have increased 268% from 2006-2009 to 2010-2013.
Crime in Denver increased 6.7% from the first six months of 2013 to the first six months of 201·
THC [active ingredient in marijuana Tetrahydrocannabinol] potency has risen from an average of 3.96% in 1995 to 12.33 % in 2013.
Updates on IRS court case
If you would like to follow progress on our IRS law suit, tune into the American Center for Law and Justice’s blog at http://aclj.org/docket-blog . If you are interested in more news on the IRS please read http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/10/irs-lost-4-billion-to-identity-thieves-in-2012-as-it-targeted-the-tea-party/
A bill to repeal Common Core Curriculum is getting a hearing in Columbus. If you would like to stay focused on this devastating change to the educational curriculum, please sign on to OHIOANSAGAINSTCOMMONCORE.COM .
IRS Scandal and the TEA Party,Your Liberty Township Tea Party is in the eye of the storm with the IRS scandal. Rest assured that the IRS harassment was not the action of a rogue, low level IRS employee; we have written proof that higher ups in the IRS were made aware and involved as early as 2011.
To be clear, our national government used tax agency bureaucrats to investigate people and groups because of their political beliefs and gave that private information to opposing groups. We have also agreed to be a party to a class action suit with American Center for Law and Justice. ACLJ is led by Jay Sekelow and is well known as representing conservative groups before the US Supreme Court and international tribunals. Background on IRS IntrusionAs many of you know, the IRS issued an apology for targeting "tea party" and "patriot" groups. We within the Liberty Township Tea Party are painfully aware of these intrusive actions. Click this link and download a PDF to see the type of questions that were demanded of us to answer as well as this follow-up list of questions. We are working with local Senators and Representatives of Congress as well as seeking legal council to make sure this is brought to justice.
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