How Tennessee can learn from Colorado’s success with medical marijuana legalization

Paul Kuhn is a retired investment adviser and long-time advocate for marijuana law reform. As a newcomer to my native Tennessee from Colorado, Thomas M. Antkow paints a grim picture of his former state, all because it legalized pot. But his claim marijuana led Colorado to perdition doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. I’m sorry to say it, but the Centennial State beats our beloved Volunteer State by nearly every measure except taxes. Look at economic growth, GDP, over the past three … Continue reading “How Tennessee can learn from Colorado’s success with medical marijuana legalization”

  • Paul Kuhn is a retired investment adviser and long-time advocate for marijuana law reform.

As a newcomer to my native Tennessee from Colorado, Thomas M. Antkow paints a grim picture of his former state, all because it legalized pot. But his claim marijuana led Colorado to perdition doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

I’m sorry to say it, but the Centennial State beats our beloved Volunteer State by nearly every measure except taxes.

Look at economic growth, GDP, over the past three years. Tennessee is a respectable 20th in the nation; Colorado is fourth. For overall business environment, U.S. News & World Report ranks Tennessee 23rd in the country. Pretty good. Colorado again is fourth. How about violent crime? Tennessee is, unfortunately, in third place while Colorado is 21.

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