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Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug defined as a substance, or chemical with no accepted medical use. Marijuana has a high potential for abuse with possible severe psychological or physical dependence. Check out our materials and resources to learn more about the dangers our state faces with the legalization of marijuana.

FACT: MARIJUANA CAUSES MENTAL
HEALTH PROBLEMS.

Marijuana contributes to psychosis and schizophrenia.

Andréasson S, et al. (1987). Cannabis and Schizophrenia: A longitudinal study of Swedish conscripts. Lancet, 2(8574).

FACT: MARIJUANA IS ADDICTIVE.

1 in 6 kids who try marijuana will become addicted to it.

Anthony, J.C., Warner, L.A., & Kessler, R.C. (1994). Comparative epidemiology of dependence on tobacco, alcohol, controlled
substances, and inhalants: Basic findings from the National Comorbidity Survey. Experiential and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2.

FACT: MARIJUANA IMPAIRS DRIVING ABILITY.

Marijuana use while driving makes you twice as likely to be involved
in a crash.

Rocky Mountain HIDTA. (2013). Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact. Retrieved from
http://www.rmhidta.org/html/FINAL%20Legalization%20of%20MJ%20in%20Colorado%20The%20Impact.pdf

FACT: MARIJUANA KEEPS REHAB CENTERS
IN BUSINESS.

Marijuana is the No. 1 reason adolescents are admitted for substance
abuse treatment in the U.S.

Adapted by CESAR from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA), National Survey of
American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XVII: Teens, 2012.
Retrieved from http://www.casacolumbia.org/upload/2012/20120822teensurvey.pdf

FACT: TODAY’S MARIJUANA IS GENETICALLY
MUTATED.

Today’s marijuana is 4-5 times stronger than that of the 1960-70s.

Mehmedic, Z., et al. (2010). Potency Trends of D9-THC and Other Cannabinoids in Confiscated Cannabis Preparations from 1993 to 2008.
The Journal of Forensic Sciences, 55(5).

FACT: MARIJUANA CAUSES BRAIN DAMAGE.

Regular marijuana use can reduce IQ by as much as 8 points.

Meier, M.H. (2012). Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife. Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences.

FACT: MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS MARKETED
TO CHILDREN!

Marijuana food and candy, with names such as “Krondike Bars” and
“Pot-Tarts,” are being marketed to children and are already responsible
for a growing number of marijuana-related ER visits.

Alface, I. (2013, May 27). Children Poisoned by Candy-looking Marijuana Products. Nature World News. Retrieved from
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/; Jaslow, R. (2013, 28 May). Laxer marijuana laws linked to increase in kids’ accidental
poisonings CBS News. Retrieved from
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57586408/laxer-marijuana-laws-linked-to-increase-in-kids-accidental-poisonings/

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