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-- -- Colorado watching becoming the first -- to legalize recreational marijuana this week who will making pot legal really help ease the courts to focus on.
Bigger crimes heated debate -- criminal defense attorney about.
But the right down and the president of the National Archives -- association coalition.
Ron Brooks they ought to -- this alleviates some of the the back -- -- court system.
Well I don't know how much the courts is and is backed up -- just tell you in the State of New York.
It is in part of the law that it -- -- first offense.
You have no criminal record -- -- -- -- with a small amount of marijuana.
By stats -- it's automatically dismissed.
You still have to go to the judges' table with a judge did you first address yes is recreational use -- case dismissed and -- done it takes about.
Two minutes made.
So I don't leads jamming up the courts is that right now at least not in this -- New York so I guess the benefit would be additional taxes is there is there a downside to legalizing pot Ron Brooks.
It -- a couple of things I think first of all sends a bad message to our kids.
That the studies are clear that the number one reason kids choose not to use marijuana is because it's illegal right -- on the tap on the tax issue in California.
We get about nineteen point nine billion dollars in in.
We spent about nineteen point nine billion dollars -- two legal drugs alcohol tobacco for public safety and health care we get about one point five billion back.
In tax revenue -- -- clearly we're gonna spend a lot more in public safety.
Health care it it lost opportunities and we're gonna get a -- guys six about.
So the kids who have drug problems are saying that it's because the -- -- there there could be a real downside to looking at the short side and that's additional tax revenue that would do is.
I don't know I don't think people voted for this 56%.
Of the electorate in Colorado voted for this I don't think he did because of the the tax benefit.
I think they did it it's almost didn't look it's going to be an experiment Brian it's gonna say hey is this really gateway drug.
If this is gonna let's go let's see what happens over a year is -- rise of cocaine gonna go up the rise and -- gonna go up its crime gonna go up.
Or is everything that is they basically the same.
Where -- the law probably say the same people Smart if things change dress I leave that community Brian they'll change the run do we need this laboratory.
We we don't need this laboratory we tried -- in Alaska 78 to nine -- 50% increase in teen marijuana use across the state of Alaska.
Compared to that to the rest the United States.
I mean we've already got in in -- universe states more drugged drivers marijuana.
Drivers and we have alcohol drivers.
That the studies were all clearly in.
You could trigger schizophrenia triggers bipolar disease it it it just gives kids it it it is just part of -- -- hard enough time.
The feds the federal government has the ability to shut this -- if they want to Eric Holder.
Marijuana is not legal federally.
There's no such thing as medical marijuana in the federal -- so.
They can the -- so -- -- -- go to California and everywhere else but it medical marijuana will go to Colorado and they could shut it down.
If they choose to use their resources for that as opposed to other things lets hope that it would -- -- if there is one does because I can see very little upside two.
This trend continuing.
Ron Brooks thanks so much for your work ought to I don't know it's great thank you -- night and -- to don't touch my stuff.
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