Colorado already proved that with the tax revenue they brought in from legalized marijuana,
False. Colorado brought in 20% of the promised revenue from legalization
and the prospects of them meeting their initial projections are about as likely as Steve Ballmer running Linux.
Before you then say, "Well, they at least got something," I would like to remind you of this article
wherein people on here were claiming Chicago's use of red light cameras a failure when they only got 44% of the initial projected income. Apparently getting 44% of of something is much worse than getting 20% of something.
Still further, Colorado is seeing the general effects of people being stoned, such as deaths
, robberies and murder
, and of course the general loss of productivity from people unable to perform their jobs such as two nurses who quit their good paying jobs at a hospital where a family member works because they would have failed the mandatory drug tests.
Just like Kansas' failed experiment of lowering taxes and cutting services didn't magically produce more revenue, whatever amount of money Colorado brings in will be eaten up by the side effects of legalization and, as this article clearly indicates, bordering states will also suffer financial losses and deaths.