The stats say

  • First state to legalize weed has lowest unemployment rate in the country

    Three years after legalizing adult-use sales, Colorado's jobless rate is at 2.3 percent

    June 7, 2017

    Three years after legalizing cannabis, Colorado has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. “While the national unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in May, the lowest since 2001, Colorado’s jobless rate is the nation’s lowest at 2.3 percent,” CNBC reported Monday.

    According to governor John Hickenlooper,

  • Big pharma makes billions off opioid addiction and side effects

    But legal medical cannabis could help the opioid crisis, at the expense of pharmaceutical companies.

    October 17, 2016

    Opioid painkillers are a $9.6 billion industry in the U.S., a business that helped to give rise to an addiction problem that has prompted action from the Justice Department and Congress. But it’s not just the painkillers themselves that have bolstered pharmaceutical industry profits —

  • Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high

    The latest data from Pew Research says 57 percent of American support legalizing the plant.

    October 12, 2016

    Come November, five states will vote on marijuana legalization, which could provide access to legal weed for almost a quarter of the population. Ahead of this pivotal vote, new data from the Pew Research Center shows that 57 percent of American voters favor legalizing cannabis.

    The data show there was a marked change in how the country perceived legalization in 2012 —

  • Why cannabis arrest rates are falling

    Arrests for marijuana possession are at a two-decade low, but racial disparities remain.

    October 4, 2016

    Arrests for marijuana possession are at their lowest level since 1996, according to data compiled by the FBI. In 2015, 574,641 people were arrested for cannabis possession, down from a peak arrest rate of 853,638 in 2010.

    The decline from 2014,