Springs finds no tie between crime and marijuana shops

COLORADO SPRINGS — Medical-marijuana dispensaries aren’t attracting crime in Colorado Springs.
The Gazette newspaper reported that police have yet to find a correlation between the city’s approximately 175 pot shops and increased crime. Denver police made a similar conclusion this year.
In Colorado Springs, there have been 41 criminal incidents at dispensaries or growing operations over the past 18 months. Police said that isn’t high compared with other businesses.