Colorado: State's Chief Medical Officer Downplays Legalization Fears

Thursday, 02 November 2017

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Denver, CO: The regulation of the adult use and sale of marijuana in Colorado is not associated with any significant adverse effects to public health or safety, according to comments by Larry Wolk, Chief Medical Officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health.

Speaking to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Wolk said that legalization has not been associated with greater marijuana use by or access among teenagers, nor has it been associated with an increase in the prevalence of DUIs or overall illicit drug use.

"We have not experienced any significant issues as a result of legalization," he concluded.

For more information, contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org.