ASPEN, Colo. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has sharply criticized Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana and called it a terrible idea.
Bloomberg said at a meeting at the Aspen Institute on Friday that marijuana is hurting the developing minds of children. He admitted to smoking a joint in the 1960s, but he said the drug is stronger, more accessible and more damaging today.READ MORE: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie
He says using marijuana could reduce the IQ of students and he said it’s different than using alcohol.READ MORE: 7 Pedestrians Hurt After Being Struck By A Vehicle In The Bronx; Hunt Continues For Driver, Passenger
Amendment 64 was approved by Colorado voters in 2012 and allows recreational marijuana for adults over 21. In 2000, 54 percent of Colorado voters approved Amendment 20, which amended Colorado’s state constitution to allow the medical use of marijuana.Blind Brook Board Meeting Gets Heated Over Continued Closure Of Ridge Street Elementary School
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