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Marijuana: What Parents Need to Know

On January 1, 2014, Colorado legalized recreational marijuana possession and use for people age 21 and over. While this legalization could normalize the marijuana culture in Colorado, it does not mean that use comes without consequences.

In this online resource, experts from Children’s Hospital Colorado and our local and national partners provide factual information about how marijuana affects the body, the parameters of the new laws, how to talk to kids about marijuana and other useful information. 

Learn about our cannabis and cannabinoids research