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Great Source of Information for Key Decision-Makers
 
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has just published a report, Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado: 2014, mandated by the Colorado Legislature. Included in the report is a review of the research literature by an external committee of 13 advisers from the "fields of public health, medicine, epidemiology, and medical toxicology with demonstrated expertise related to marijuana through their work, training, or research."
 
The report is written in lay language to help all of us who are not scientists try to make sense of the complex science related to marijuana. It evaluates what is known in terms of substantial, moderate, limited, mixed, and insufficient evidence to lay to rest conflicting studies that people site to support opposite views. It presents data in the following categories:
  • marijuana use and pregnancy
  • unintentional marijuana exposures in children
  • marijuana use among adolescents and young adults
  • marijuana dose and drug interactions
  • marijuana use and neurological, cognitive, and mental health
  • marijuana use and respiratory effects
  • marijuana use and extrapulmonary effects
  • marijuana use and injury
  • monitoring possible marijuana related health effects
  • public health recommendations
  • research gaps
The executive summary is eight pages long and begins on page 8. Every decision-maker in the US should read it. Colorado deserves nothing but praise for having performed this important public service. Click here to read.
National Families in Action and partners, Project SAM and the Treatment Research Institute, welcome our new readers. We hope you enjoy this weekly e-newsletter to keep up-to-date with all aspects of the marijuana story. Visit our website, The Marijuana Report.Org, and subscribe to E-Highlights to learn more.

National Families in Action is a group of families, scientists, business leaders, physicians, addiction specialists, policymakers, and others committed to protecting children from addictive drugs. We advocate for:
  • Healthy, drug-free kids
  • Nurturing, addiction-free families
  • Scientifically accurate information and education
  • A nation free of Big Marijuana
  • Smart, safe, FDA-approved medicines developed from the cannabis plant (and other plants) 
  • Expanded access to medicines in FDA clinical trials for children with epilepsy
What is our call to action?
  • Ask your leaders to establish FDA expanded access to Epidiolex® for children with epilepsy.
  • To protect children, adolescents, and young adults, ask your leaders not to legalize marijuana.
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