Comment of the Day

Reader: Only Problem With Colorado Pot Laws Is How They've Driven Rent Higher


Readers responded in a wide variety of ways to a post in which Donald Trump said there are big problems with Colorado's marijuana laws.

Some disputed this claim.

Others branded him a moron in general.

But there were a number of tangents, including something we've been hearing a lot lately — the theory that rent and housing prices are sky-high in Denver and beyond right now because so much of the inventory has been obtained by growing cannabis businesses.


Here's that post

Marc Wilcox writes:
The only problem with it is the housing and rental market driving through the roof. Other than that, Colorado and Washington have been proving that legalization recreationally is something that can work in all states and would cut down a great deal of the drug trade. Which means the DEA can focus on the drugs that actually do harm to people.
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