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According to governor John Hickenlooper, multiple factors have contributed to Colorado’s job growth, including the state’s business-friendly policies. One of the main factors in Colorado’s successful economy is undeniably the cannabis industry.
"[The Trump] administration has taken actions that cause legitimate alarm among members of this caucus and the millions of Americans we represent."
"This report shows that the current global framework for tackling drugs has failed and that new approaches, such as decriminalization of possession offenses and regulation of the market, must be pursued."
When confronted with the evidence of its role in a tragedy, the agency insisted that "this is not a story where the DEA has blood on its hands." Indeed, while American taxpayers help fund anti-drug operations in Mexico, the DEA can step back from taking responsibility for its actions in the region.
The attorney general cited a recent uptick in violent crime and the opioid crisis as reasons to pursue harsh sentences for drug offenses.
As jazz boomed in popularity in the U.S. and abroad, numerous hits were recorded about weed, including Cab Calloway's 'Reefer Man' and Benny Goodman's 'Sweet Marijuana Brown.' But prohibitionists seized the influx of cannabis, black people, and jazz as an opportunity to push their racist agendas.
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