Colorado launches informational marijuana website

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DENVER — The state of Colorado launched a website Thursday that aims to answer numerous questions about the legalization of retail marijuana and the health impacts of the use of marijuana.

The website — colorado.gov/marijuana — includes answers to questions such as marijuana’s long-term health impacts, its effect on adolescents, whether can it be consumed in public places, if motorists be charged while driving under the influence of marijuana and how to talk to children about marijuana.

“State agencies worked together to develop this website as a reliable resource for parents, consumers, tourists and others who want the facts about marijuana’s health effects and the laws in Colorado, ” said Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

There is content on the site from the Colorado departments of Transportation, Education, Revenue, Human Services, and Public Health and Environment.

The Department of Public Health and Environment will have education campaigns as well as TV, radio and social media spots over the next year.