Gabrielle Cintorino, CNSNews.com, May 21, 2015
The state is finding the residents of Colorado to be ignorant of the dangers of smoking pot and are having to develop public health campaigns to educate them.
The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) has a campaign that warns of the serious consequences of driving under the influence.
“CDOT’s website lists a significant increase in drug-related accidents since 2008. In 2008, 10.1 percent of drivers involved in accidents were found to be drug-impaired. By 2013, that figure had risen to 14.2 percent.”
A Good To Know Campaign forewarns of the health risks marijuana poses to young people.
“An animated video featured on the ‘Good to Know Colorado’ website uses quips such as ‘For those underage, it’s just not okay. Their brains are still growing, so keep it away’ to relay the warning message that marijuana poses health risks to youngsters, particularly teenagers.”
Colorado youth are warned that using marijuana can adversely affect them. “This can get in the way of your hopes and dreams. This has been shown to have an effect on a developing brain.”