URGENT: Look What Happened To Colorado After LEGALIZING Marijuana- SPREAD THIS


COLORADO — The City of Denver is experiencing a growing homeless problem, and many people are blaming the legalization of marijuana which has seemingly attracted a huge number of drug users who are now living on the street.

Colorado’s homeless population jumped 13 percent from 2015 to 2016, despite that nationally, homelessness declined by 3 percent during the same time period, according the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Following complaints from downtown businesses, Denver instituted an urban camping ban to keep people from spending the night on city sidewalks, in parks and other public spaces, Fox News reports. Last year, the city began a series of sweeps to enforce the camping ban, gathering up tents, sleeping bags and other belongings from homeless people to put into storage or trash.

“They took all my stuff,” complains Charlie Berry, who says he’s been homeless for several years because of a double hernia operation that didn’t work. “All my clothes and all my bedding and everything, and (they) threw it in the trash and hauled it away like it was nothing.”

“If somebody’s there, they get a receipt for their property. If nobody’s there, their property is simply taken and essentially their home has been removed from them,” one of the attorneys involved in a federal class-action lawsuit against the city on behalf of the homeless said adding that Denver’s actions violate people’s constitutional right to due process.

Though there are no hard statistics to back it up, some people – including Charlie Berry, who grew up in Denver – say some of the homeless have come to Colorado for legalized marijuana.

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“Basically, all they want to do is just come here and smoke pot,” Berry said. “When you legalize marijuana you open the door to a whole new level of hell.”


Since Denver began cracking down, homeowners and businesses on the periphery of downtown say the problem has just moved outward to where they are located.

Kyle Hollingsworth, manager of the Chalet Bed and Breakfast said, “I’ve definitely seen a real high increase of homeless throughout this certain area right here.”

Hollingsworth and other business owners and homeowners say there are serious health and safety issues created by the trash, drug paraphernalia and human waste left on their lawns by people camping out overnight. One homeowner, who did not want her name used, told Fox News she woke up one morning to see a homeless man peeing right in front of her window.

How wonderful.

So, Denver has a problem Houston…

God Bless.

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