As a former police officer, I have seen how drug use can decimate families and lives. Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, we have seen increased drug use by adults and high school students, increased marijuana associated DUIs, and increased transient and homeless people in our area. A high percentage of marijuana related homicides have taken place as well. I have a "Not in my backyard" mentality with this issue. I will fight to keep marijuana dispensaries out of our district.