Report: pot related crime and crashes up in Colorado

Source: MGN
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT/KKCO)-- A new report from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) shows pot-related crashes and crime in Colorado are on the rise since the drug was legalized in 2013.

According to the report:

• Marijuana-related traffic deaths more than doubled to approximately one death every three days.
• In 2016, 20 percent of all traffic deaths were marijuana-related compared to only 9 percent six years ago.
• Colorado youth now rank #1 in the nation for marijuana use and 55 percent higher than the national average.
• Colorado college-age group rank #2 in the nation for marijuana use and 42 percent higher than the national average.
• Colorado adults now rank #1 in the nation for marijuana use and 124 percent higher than the national average.
• Seizures of Colorado marijuana to other states increased 20 percent by vehicle and over 300 percent by parcels.

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