The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact Vol. 5

Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) is tracking the
impact of marijuana legalization in the state of Colorado. This report will utilize,
whenever possible, a comparison of three different eras in Colorado’s legalization
 2006 – 2008: Medical marijuana precommercialization era
 2009 – Present: Medical marijuana commercialization and expansion era
 2013 – Present: Recreational marijuana era
Rocky Mountain HIDTA will collect and report comparative data in a variety of
areas, including but not limited to:
 Impaired driving
 Youth marijuana use
 Adult marijuana use
 Emergency room admissions
 Marijuana-related exposure cases
 Diversion of Colorado marijuana

This is the fifth annual report on the impact of legalized marijuana in Colorado. It is divided into ten sections, each providing information on the impact of marijuana legalization.


Rocky Mountain HIDTA. “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse.” Vol. 4. . October 2017. Web. 31 August 2017.