Prompted by “Colo. cannabis experiment puts state in global spotlight”: http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/12/26/colorado-marijuana-legalization-global-spotlight/26017/
“Marijuana is more available in Colorado than ever before, but it’s unclear whether marijuana consumption has risen as a result. Teens are less likely to think that marijuana is harmful, and marijuana arrests at Denver schools are up, but that hasn’t yet translated into measurably increased use. More people may be driving stoned, but traffic fatalities are down.”
I prefer to let that statement speak clearly for itself (for now).
The whole prompting article expands to a nice summary of the first year of Colorado’s cannabis legalization, but suffice it to say that while a lot is indeed happening, the predicted collapse of society (or such) that ‘certain drug’ prohibitionists need you to believe (otherwise, there is no need for their prohibition) was predictably no where near to be found.