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
Parents may recall the nicknames for the low-potency pot of earlier eras: ditch weed, schwag, brick weed. THC potency, the chemical in marijuana responsible for most of its psychoactive effects, averaged just 3.7% THC in the early 1990s.
Now...average potency of flowers/buds in Colorado is 17.1% and marijuana industry websites boast strains can reach 30%. Furthermore, marijuana concentrates average 62.1% but potency rates of up to 95% have been recorded.
The scientific research is clear that marijuana can permanently harm teens’ developing brains. These skyrocketing THC potencies raise the stakes considerably for Colorado youth.
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Ultra-Potent Pot: Growing Risks & Impacts
This is dabbing, an increasingly popular way to smoke ultra-potent marijuana.With a blowtorch and nearly pure THC resin, it's a far cry from the relatively low-THC joints of earlier decades. Hear from a Colorado high school student, his mother, a prosecutor and an adolescent addiction specialist. Plus learn about the impacts on Pueblo.
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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
It’s Not What You Remember. THC potencies raise the stakes considerably for Colorado youth.
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
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
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: T