A Colorado State University-Pueblo professor who said a university study found no link between commercial legalized marijuana and homelessness is challenging critics to debate that conclusion.
CSU-Pueblo’s Institute of Cannabis Research released the 187-page report to the public last Friday. The report included a segment titled, “The impact of legal cannabis on poverty and homelessness in Pueblo County,” led by CSU-Pueblo sociology professor Tim McGettigan.
In an email sent to The Pueblo Chieftain Monday, McGettigan cited a story in which Pueblo Police Chief Troy Davenport said his officers on the street regularly see a connection between legal cannabis and homelessness.
McGettigan also pointed to a Chieftain editorial opinion piece that ran Sunday in which the editorial described McGettian’s portion of the report as “junk science.”
“The authors of the impact study stand by their research. Science is a force for good because good scientists pursue the truth wherever it leads–even (or especially!) when doing so debunks lies propagated by the powerful,” McGettigan wrote in the email.
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