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All About Vaping: What Parents & Teens Need to Know

Vaping – the act of inhaling a vaporized liquid from an electronic device – is the latest trend, and it’s alarmingly prevalent among today’s teens. Vaping is skyrocketing among teens Nearly half of Colorado’s high school and middle school studen


Welcome to 2018

January 8, 2018 Dear Smart Colorado Supporter: Happy New Year. Thanks to you, we met our challenge goal for year end 2017! We are deeply grateful for your support, both financially and your willingness to stay engaged in this important effort to protect


October Newsletter

Thanks to your support we continue to do BIG and IMPORTANT things!  Together, with your incredible support, we have brought protecting kids to the forefront when it comes to marijuana policy and education. Our recent parent targeted education campaigns


Dispelling confusion about today’s pot

Thanks to your support, the initial launch of our most recent parent-targeted education campaign, “Not What You Remember”, has been a huge success. As part of the campaign, co-founder Diane Carlson shares her family’s personal experience when her yo


2017 Legislative Update

When the Colorado Legislature is in session, Smart Colorado is in the halls of the state capitol working to protect kids from marijuana. Smart Colorado is the only non-profit organization focused on protecting the health, safety and well-being of Colorado


March 2017 Newsletter

What does the White House marijuana stance mean for Colorado kids? You probably heard: White House spokesman Sean Spicer recently said to expect “greater enforcement” of federal drug laws, which list marijuana as an illegal substance. He added: &


January 2017 Newsletter

State reports on health effects of marijuana, addresses potency Much of the existing scientific research on marijuana’s health impacts doesn’t consider the high-potency products now available in Colorado, according to a new state report that reviewed


December 2016 Newsletter

Federal data: Colorado youth marijuana use tops nation Newly released federal data shows that Colorado continues to lead the nation in terms of the percentage of teens who use marijuana. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration r


November 2016 Newsletter

Marijuana wins on Election Day. Smart Colorado’s focus remains on protecting kids. Voters across the country and in Colorado this month faced a wave of marijuana ballot issues.  In almost every case, they opted for looser restrictions on pot. Voters in


October 2016 Newsletter

Group forms to oppose marijuana use in Denver bars, restaurants A Denver ballot issue that could allow marijuana use in bars and restaurants is being opposed by a new group called Protect Denver’s Atmosphere: Vote No on 300 Committee. Under initiated or