So many groups have been damaged by the scourge of legal marijuana in Colorado--here is the latest example.
Originally from the Denver Post
"Our youth are abusing marijuana as never before. The stuff they're smoking and eating comes to our kids still in its packaging from Denver."
I'm on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, a seven-hour drive from Denver. The attorney general for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Tate (pronounced "Taah'tay") Means — daughter of the late American Indian Movement activist Russell Means — is describing how Colorado's experiment in marijuana legalization threatens law and order on one of the country's poorest Indian reservations.
Means, a 30ish Stanford University graduate, already confronts some of the toughest crime challenges anywhere. The reported sexual assault rate at Pine Ridge is 10 times the national average. But the new spike in marijuana abuse still comes as a shock. Means and her colleagues — we're joined by three tribal court judges — marvel at how Colorado voters thought they could keep our state's marijuana legalization experiment to ourselves.