Sunday, September 06, 2015


A letter to the editor in the Arizona Republic claimed the increase in the number of homeless in Denver is due in part to the legalization of marijuana but according to a November 2014 editorial in the Denver Post, the number of homeless has decreased:
Nine years ago, John Hickenlooper, then Denver's mayor, set a bold yet unattainable goal of ending homelessness in Denver by 2015. Clearly, that is not going to happen, but the city has made advances. In 2005, there were 942 chronically homeless people counted in Denver. This year, there are 577.
Legalization of recreational marijuana took effect on January 1, 2014.

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