It won't take long at all before crime syndicates and other levels of
organized crime get a foothold in this new Colorado industry. Huge profits that
are perceived as easy to get always attract that element. Traffic
accidents and deaths will also go up substantially as there will be a spike in
DUI's. Addictions will also spike resulting in many additional divorces and
broken families... along with job firings. These are all just part of the social
costs to be paid.There should be little doubt whatsoever that other
social issues and problems will surface relatively quickly. Whether those
significant costs will be enough to offset the additional tax revenues is yet to
be determined. On the onset, this is a huge social experiment with the potential
for massive negative results that most liberal advocates are trying hard to deny
and also keep the public eyes closed to. Such things can be denied for only so
long before the obvious becomes widely known and the reality of the total
picture hits home.
One thing is for sure. The prices will be going down.