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Legal pot increases crime, grows the black market

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If you listen to those who want to legalize marijuana in Arizona, you’ll hear promises of how it will lower crime rates and end the black market. As a law enforcement officer in Colorado, I can tell you that these are empty promises and not what’s happening in Colorado. The problems have been much bigger than the benefits.

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Fracture in pot alliance leads to retaliation threats

The public fracture between marijuana legalization supporters last week prompted the executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project to threaten “to harm” the medical marijuana dispensary owned by the doctor who is leading the splinter group, which announced Friday that it will run its own ballot initiative.

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A crack in the pot alliance

A new group is wading into the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana, creating a fracture in the campaign to place the question on the 2016 ballot. The new group, Arizonans for Responsible Legalization, registered as a political committee with the secretary of state’s office this afternoon (March 27).

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