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“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”

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By Mike Scruggs- On November 6, 2012, Colorado voters passed Proposition 64 with a 55 percent majority, changing the state constitution to legalize and regulate “recreational” marijuana for residents aged 21 or more. Proposition 64 was actually written by two attorneys favoring both legalization and commercialization of marijuana.

Their campaign was largely and lavishly financed by George Soros’s Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), which overwhelmed the underfunded organization of volunteers opposing it. It became effective on January 1, 2014, and birthed a nightmare of poorly regulated commercialized high-potency marijuana production and sales. Its political and commercial boosters promised lower crime rates and more efficient use of law enforcement to focus on serious crimes.

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