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Colo. Chiefs Ask for Cut of Marijuana Money

March 13, 2014  | 

The Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police have reached out to Governor Hickenlooper addressing their concerns about where tax revenues from legal marijuana sales will go.

Police departments across the state say a significant portion of the revenue should come back to those right on the front lines, dealing with criminal behavior related to pot, reports KJCT TV.

The chiefs say 10-15%of those revenues should be given back to local police departments, but not everyone agrees.

"Drug treatment facilities," says Grand Junction resident, Ann Leadbetter. "There are all sorts of things that you can put it other than law enforcement because it's not illegal anymore."

Tags: Marijuana, Police Chiefs, Legalizing Drugs


Comments (7)

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Lenny @ 3/13/2014 9:41 AM

Well that didn't take long, every cop pi**es and moans about pot legalization, but when there's a $ to be made they line up and complain about their "cut".
Must have more guns and armored vehicles for all those people doing something which is now legal. As far as "those right on the front lines, dealing with criminal behavior related to pot" just more BS from law enforcement and their never ending sense of entitlement.

GP Cobb @ 3/13/2014 7:06 PM

Hard to argue your point Lenny, but I'm sure there will be a genius smarter than us have a liberated viewpoint posted soon, Betcha Fifty.

RICHARD @ 3/14/2014 5:43 AM

NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING TO GO. I IMAGINE THE GOV AND HIS BUDDIES ALL READY GOT THAT FIGURED OUT, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN...........

Dan @ 3/14/2014 8:08 AM

Lenny. Let's not be unreasonable. They are asking for money for enforcement of the issues marijuana regulation has created. DUI ARIDE training and regulation of the industry are both state and local law priorities. Unfortunately when the citizens of Colorado took the moral high ground by making it legal some people took the moral low ground and do things they shouldn't while consuming marijuana. Although it may not be lethal I still very much believe in educating kids to stay away from it until they reach a reasonable age. Money for local school resource officers to spend on education is reasonable. Not all cops are crazed gun nuts either.

KC @ 3/14/2014 5:00 PM

It would be a good idea to take a portion of the pot revenues and redirect them to law enforcement divisions who are fighting the meth epidemic--they need it.

Ct @ 3/16/2014 8:11 AM

Now that the majority of the illegal pot dealers are out of business they may be resorting to other measures to get money. Lord knows what desperate ex dealers are going to do to survive. That perspective must be acknowledged.

dee @ 3/19/2014 6:25 AM

Portion of it should go back to the officer who out there fighting crime. Gov always got there dam hands out. Youre not out there with the officer on a traffic stop. Once u get out there then u should get some...

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