Crime

Medical marijuana crime stats may twist facts, activist says

With Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, already approved for the November ballot, and other initiatives aiming for it, media stories related to cannabis are being read closer than ever for political subtext.

That's definitely the case with a 9News report about rising medical marijuana crime statistics -- figures that shouldn't be taken at face value, one activist argues.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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