The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact

Beginning in 2012, the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) began releasing a series of investigative studies compiling statistical and scientific data addressing concerns with the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado.

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA) provides additional federal resources to specific areas of the country to help eliminate or reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences.  Law enforcement organizations within HIDTAs assess drug trafficking problems and design specific initiatives to reduce or eliminate the production, manufacture, transportation, distribution and chronic use of illegal drugs and money laundering.  For more information about Rocky Mountain HIDTA, please view their website at rmhidta.org.

The reports in the “The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado” series are quite detailed and comprehensive, and new reports are released on an almost yearly basis with updated information.  Below are the current reports in the series (newest to oldest):

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact (September, 2106)

6 Legalization of MJ in Colorado the Impact - Youth and Adult MJ Use

Youth and Adult Marijuana Use (January 2016)

5 Legalization of MJ in Colorado the Impact (vol 3)

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact – Volume 3 (September 2015)

4 Legalization of MJ in Colorado the Impact (vol 2)

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact – Volume 2 (August 2014)

3 Legalization of MJ in Colorado the Impact (vol 1)

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact – Volume 1 (August 2013)

2 Colorado's Medical Marijuana - Diversion

Colorado’s “Medical” Marijuana: The Issue of Diversion (August 2012)

1 Marijuana Legalization - The Issues

Marijuana Legalization: The Issues (March 2012)