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As Voters Consider Pot Laws, Safety Experts Urge Caution

"I urge caution," says governor of Colorado, first state to legalize.

by on Oct.31, 2016

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper advises states exercise caution in the months after the legalization of marijuana. Photo credit: CBS News

These states would join four others and the District of Columbia where pot is already legal for recreational use, along with a number of others where it can be used for medical purposes.

Proponents say the change is long overdue and would, among other things, unburden an overtaxed justice system while no longer turning casual users into potential criminals. But critics, as well as some automotive safety advocates, are raising caution flags, warning that legalization could translate into trouble on the nation’s highways.

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“I urge caution,” said Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, whose state was, along with Washington, the first in the country to vote for decriminalization. (more…)