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Legalization of Marijuana
Increases Homeless Population

KREX-TV (Grand Junction, CO), by Staff

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 7/27/2014 9:37:21 AM

Grand Junction, Colo. - Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city´s streets. Homeward Bound in Grand Junction, also has taken note of the increase. "One of the things that´s driving our increased numbers, and we´re seeing it from shelters in other parts of this state in Colorado where legalized marijuana, retail sales of marijuana have driven people to Colorado and I think that comes from what we´re seeing from other shelters," said executive director of Homeward Bound, Douglas Karl. The Salvation Army's Men's shelter in Denver

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Gee, you mean smoking pot makes you lazy, stupid and a burden on society ?
Who knew ? /s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 7/27/2014 9:55:57 AM     (No. 9941889)

The Denver Post version of the story leads off with a sob story about a vagrant who was on his way home to live with his mother, but when mom said he´d have to quit the medical marijuana he relied on to stop seizures (sure, sure), he changed course to Denver and now he´s among the vulnerable homeless.

Comical marxist editorializing that´s leading to total collapse of civilized society, and you know they´re patting themselves on the back for being so broad-minded and tolerant.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MMC, 7/27/2014 10:07:08 AM     (No. 9941914)

Opium dens in Asia...MaryJane dens in America...duh it creates homeless. No one cares to show up ti work.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/27/2014 10:14:11 AM     (No. 9941926)

But, but, it´s just like alcohol!

I am so tired of that comparison.

Legalizing pot in Colorado has already proven to be a disaster, and we are just getting started.

There are pot bums appearing everywhere, many in the form of street corner beggars. Most of them have their little piece of cardboard claiming to be broken down with a family trying to get somewhere, with the usual ´God Bless´ at the bottom. We even had three able bodied potheads approach us outside a restaurant begging for our take home leftovers last night.

But at least we will finally benefit from all that wonderful hemp clothing the pothead lobby has been telling us about all these years, right?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jsulman, 7/27/2014 10:21:03 AM     (No. 9941934)

Says 1/4 of the people in homeless shelters are there because of pot. Many of them came to work in the pot industry but could not find work. Only a pot head would be so stupid.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 7/27/2014 10:55:46 AM     (No. 9941972)

The organizations that run these homeless shelters need to give these people a one-way ticket to Berkeley. The city council there just voted that poor people have the right to free pot. And the good stuff too. That should solve the problem in Denver. Maybe cause a few problems in Berkeley, but, hey, they deserve it for being so stupid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/27/2014 11:02:33 AM     (No. 9941980)

Oh, that pesky law of unintended consequences!

Will leftists NEVER learn?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 7/27/2014 11:25:09 AM     (No. 9942009)

This is a bunch of Sotomayor. Weed is so easy to get it´s almost legal everywhere anyway.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: georgia peach, 7/27/2014 11:28:47 AM     (No. 9942012)

Way to go,Colorado(Boulder).I wonder if the pot shops will test for drugs as even they won´t want pot snoking employees.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 7/27/2014 12:48:56 PM     (No. 9942084)

THC in marijuana reduces memory, ambition, and is far more long term than alcohol. As a bonus it will cause lung cancer, too. And the legalization benefits society how exactly?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pinchem, 7/27/2014 3:05:35 PM     (No. 9942196)

Gee, for awhile everyone was against the smoking of cigarettes. Now the two faced lying hypocrites want to legalize the smoking of pot cigarettes.

"We The People" do not seem as intelligent as claimed.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: lancer12, 7/27/2014 5:54:37 PM     (No. 9942360)

Tobacco was found dangerous when users inhaled deeply and smoked several packs a day with an underlying need to relieve stress. Marijuana was not found dangerous to people who smoked a couple of joints once in a while. Young people who use daily to relieve stress use larger amounts with less effect and resulting ´crash´ post-use. They have less motivation, need for cash for the drug (unless Obamacare kicks in) and blurring of the lines between use, abuse and dependence.
There are not yet public health reports on overuse (and no control of ingredients).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/28/2014 1:35:43 AM     (No. 9942603)

Drug testing for employers is a big business.
If pot is legal, does it mean there is no need to drug test ?

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