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No evidence marijuana dispensaries driving crimes

By Associated Press
Published On: Aug 01 2013 08:02:33 AM CDT
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DENVER (AP) -

The latest Denver crime figures show there is no evidence marijuana dispensaries are driving higher crime rates.
    
The Denver Post reports nearly one-third of the crimes committed in Denver occurred within 1,000 feet of a medical marijuana dispensary. However, the statistics provide no evidence that dispensaries are to blame for any increases.
    
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has backed off after he said Monday that a dozen homicides and hundreds of robberies have been linked to the medical marijuana industry statewide.

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