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drug expulsions rates from 534 the prior year to 753 the following year, and hasn't dropped to pre-law rates yet. Overall drug violations jumped as well, and the decrease since 2010 is because of the high rate of expulsions.
Funny how drugs are no less illegal for kids after 2009 than they were before, yet 2009/2010 marks a distinct increase in drug violations... hmmm... maybe it has something to do with easier access to the drug?
From the reports we are seeing now it looks like 2013-2014 school year will be another big year for drugs in school in Colorado, compliments of the new drug laws.
I wouldn't be surprised to find the overall decline in other school violations over that same time is because the bad crowd is burning itself out of public school.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
Things that went up:
Detrimental behavior: +28%
Things that went down:
Dangerous weapons: -34%
Distruction of school property: -38%
Other code of conduct violations: -36%
Total negative behavior: -17%
If you also look, drug offenses only make up about 5% of the total offenses. Considering tobacco and alcohol are far worse for your health than pot, and so is robbery, dangerous weapons and felonies, I'd say the kids of colorado have made a massive net positive over the past 10 years. That's not even taking into account the fact that drug use is on the rise everywhere, not just Colorado.
Looks like your hysteria is bunk.
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There are no hard numbers yet because school disciplinary statistics do not isolate marijuana from general drug violations
Read more: Pot problems in Colorado schools increase with legalization - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...#ixzz2kY6gN3Nz
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