SAM’s 4/20 Report Card: Colorado

We hope you’ll review SAM’s 4/20 Report Card: Colorado. This document, culled from many public records, prevents early data revealing troubling developments in that state.

Colorado legalized marijuana for “compassionate care” in 2000, but it took seven years for hundreds of storefronts to open, paving the way to legalization. Most of those stores opened in a few cities, with Denver claiming the majority. Today, the City of Denver now surpasses U.S. states for teen marijuana use, and car crashes with drivers testing positive for marijuana have almost tripled.

As mass advertising has become essential for winning new customers, Colorado has become known for a new “Rocky Mountain High,” ushering in “Big Marijuana.”