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: Luna Found Safe After Carjacking In Brooklyn, Family Says
He says using marijuana could reduce the IQ of students and he said it’s different than using alcohol.READ MORE: Police: Subway Passenger Stabbed, Robbed On A Train In Queens
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.2 Wounded In Shooting Outside Gentleman's Club In Queens
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