Marijuana dispensary crime rates in Denver

By: 11 News Desk Email
By: 11 News Desk Email

DENVER (AP) -- The latest Denver crime figures show there is no evidence marijuana dispensaries are driving higher crime rates.

The Denver Post reports nearly one-third of the crimes committed in Denver occurred within 1,000 feet of a medical marijuana dispensary. However, the statistics provide no evidence that dispensaries are to blame for any increases.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey created controversy Monday when he told city councilors that there had been 12 homicides and over 100 aggravated robberies directly related to medical marijuana though later he said they were "loose figures".

His spokeswoman, Lynn Kimbrough, said Thursday he was referring to incidents from the metro area, not just in Denver, and that most of the violence occurred in homes where marijuana was grown, rather than in dispensaries.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 218045601 - nbc11news.com/a?a=218045601