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[Alexandria, VA, May 4, 2017] – Today, a new study
was released showing that marijuana-related emergency visits by kids in Colorado more than quadrupled
since the state legalized marijuana. In 2005, only 149 teens were admitted for marijuana-related visits. That number spiked to 639 by 2015, most of which were related to mental illness.
“This study highlights the negative consequences we’ve been seeing in Colorado since the state legalized marijuana, and now more teens are suffering from the harmful effects of highly potent pot products,” said SAM President Dr. Kevin Sabet. “
The costs for Coloradans keep mounting while the marijuana industry keeps getting richer. We need to wake up to the fact that the commercialization of marijuana in Colorado has been a disaster for public health and safety.”