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Sept. 2016 The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado, The Impact - Volume 4
The purpose of this 2016 report is to document the impact of the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in Colorado. Colorado has served as an experimental lab for the nation to determine the impact of legalizing marijuana. This is an important opportunity to gather and examine data and facts on this issue. Citizens and policymakers should have sufficient data to make an informed decision. This is the fourth annual report on the impact of Colorado legalizing marijuana. It is divided into ten sections with each providing data on the impact of legalization prior to and during the creation of the marijuana industry in Colorado.
Aug. 2016 10 things I wish I'd known before my daughter became addicted to heroin. Boston Globe Magazine Article, Aug. 23, 2016
March 4, 2015: The Boston Globe, Opinion: Charlie Baker, Maura Healey and Martin J. Walsh. Mass. Should Not Legalize Marijuana.