Smart Colorado applauds the Denver Health’s Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center and Denver Environmental Health for the launch of the new 24/7 Marijuana Healthy & Safety Line to help address questions from public health professionals, marijuan
Why is marijuana education important?In recent years, Colorado’s marijuana has become a fundamentally different and harder drug, with unprecedented levels of THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. Nationally, the potency of marijuana has more than tripled since the mid-1990s, with the average at 12.6 percent THC in 2013, according to the National Drug Control Strategy. But Colorado’s post-legalization pot has reached even higher levels. Here, the average potency of marijuana flowers/buds is 17.1 percent THC and the average potency of concentrates is 62.1 percent THC, according to the Marijuana Equivalency in Portion and Dosage report, prepared for the Colorado Department of Revenue. Studies have already established that marijuana is harmful to the developing brains of adolescents, so the potential damage of Colorado’s high-potency pot for teens is frightening.
Educate yourself and your children about marijuana.
Between 2002 and 2014, marijuana use among pregnant women increased by 62 percent, according to a study published in the December Journal of the American Medical Association. This statistic was highlighted by Rocky Mountain PBS in its recent report, Marij
PBS DOCUMENTARY MAKES CASE FOR THC POTENCY LIMITS The new Rocky Mountain PBS show “Insight with John Ferrugia” highlights two deaths associated with “dabbing,” the smoking of highly concentrated forms of THC – the psychoactive drug in mar
The official Smart CO policy brief on how other states can benefit from Colorado’s marijuana experiment.