DENVER, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DCG ( www.denverconsultinggroup.com), the nation's leading cannabis industry consultancy, responded to the recent report titled, "The Pot Vote," which aired on the CBS News program, 60 Minutes, and focused on the town of Pueblo, Colorado. Denver Consulting Group, which has an executive team comprised of some of the biggest names in the legal marijuana industry, took issue with the information presented in the report, which they say was biased and unsubstantiated. The 6o Minutes correspondent was Dr. Jonathan LaPook, who is also known for developing a medical management software package that he sold in 1999 to a company later acquired by the owners of WebMD. He interviewed Dr. Steven Simerville, a pediatrician at Saint Mary Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, who supports a ballot initiative to ban recreational cannabis because he says he's noticed more babies being born with THC in their system. 60 Minutes gave just passing mention that Dr. Simerville's observations were anecdotal, not scientific, but proceeded anyway to state, "In the first nine months of this year, 27 babies born at this hospital tested positive for THC. That's on track to be about 15 percent higher than last year." What the report failed to mention, is that in 2015, the center treated almost 3-times more newborns with intrauterine opioid addiction as it did the year prior. Nor did the report mention that according to the United States Census Bureau, the overall population of Pueblo County has grown in recent years. "Perhaps illicit drug use is the bigger issue here," Justin Jones, Co-Founder of DCG commented. "Since drug use is often attributed to economic hardship, it should be noted that the legal cannabis industry has created 1,300 new jobs and more than 60 new businesses in Pueblo," he said. "A more important story would be on the town's opioid addiction, which legal cannabis can also help solve." 60 Minutes also stated, "Research suggests babies exposed to marijuana in utero may develop verbal, memory and behavioral problems during early childhood," although no specific studies were attributed.