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CSP wrote 1,012 citations for pot in 2015

CSP wrote 1,012 citations for pot in 2015
Posted at 9:29 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 11:29:39-05

More than 1,000 people were cited for DUI/DUID in Colorado in 2015 because of marijuana, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The Colorado State Patrol started tracking marijuana-related citations in January 2014.

In 2015, troopers wrote 4,546 citations for DUI/DUID driving actions.

Of those, 347 citations were issued for DUID driving actions where marijuana was the only indicator, 665 citations were issued for DUI/DUID driving actions were marijuana was one of the indicators.

That means about one of our every five tickets was marijuana-related.

The overall number of DUI/DUID tickets issued in Colorado dropped 20 percent from 2014 to 2015. In 2014, 5,546 citations were issued. In 2015, that number was 4,546.

The number of marijuana-related citations went down slightly from 1,028 in 2014 to 1,012 in 2015.

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