(DenverPost) Colorado’s police chiefs are asking the state for more money to pay for marijuana enforcement, saying they are “disappointed” in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s plan for how to spend marijuana tax revenue.
In a letter sent to Hickenlooper earlier this week, the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police said the governor’s plan contains no money specifically designated for local law enforcement agencies. The letter asks Hickenlooper to support creating a grant program for police departments to cover extra costs related to marijuana legalization.
"Many of our local law enforcement agencies have diverted staff from other operations into marijuana enforcement, leaving gaps in other service areas as a direct result of marijuana legalization," the letter states.