Public marijuana education is working, health department says

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DENVER — Colorado’s public health committee released new findings Tuesday on the effects of marijuana.

The report showed public marijuana education is working. The health department said marijuana exposure calls to the Rocky Mountain Poison Control and Drug Center have decreased since 2015.

There has been no change in the amount of marijuana that adults use since recreational use was legalized in Colorado at the beginning of 2014.

Colorado’s average of underage usage is nearly identical to national numbers and about 6 percent of pregnant women choose to use marijuana.

The number of people using marijuana daily is much lower than those who use alcohol or tobacco, according to the report.


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