Marijuana: Speak Now With
Your Kids About Marijuana
Have a meaningful conversation with your child about marijuana use. Help them to identify healthy alternative activities that will positively impact their future, and help them develop a plan in case they are faced with a high pressure situation.
For more information on Marijuana in Colorado including laws and health effects, visit Good to Know Colorado and https://www.colorado.gov/marijuana.
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How it's used:
Smoked in joints, bongs, or through hollowed-out cigars called blunts. Also used in food.
Can cause feelings of euphoria, relaxation, slowed reaction time, distorted sensory perception, impaired balance and coordination, increased heart rate and appetite, impaired learning memory, anxiety, panic attacks and psychosis. Health risks include cough, frequent respiratory infections, possible mental health decline and addiction.
While the health effects of marijuana use are still being studied, current evidence shows that marijuana use among youth is unsafe. It's good to know what risks come with retail marijuana.
Help your child identify healthy activities that will positively impact their future.