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Risks for Vermont of cannabis use


of Marijuana Health Risks and Lack of Protection.

We can learn from the science and the experience of other states to protect ourselves — or our children, neighbors, communities, and we ourselves, will pay in lives ruined for our inattention to the health risks of high-potency marijuana.

unintentional cannabis poisoning


Increased suicides and mental health effects follows increased marijuana availability and potency.
Are Marijuana Use and Suicide Linked? — A review of the data show there's cause for alarm, MedPage Today by Libby Stuyt, MD

In recent years, many states have legalized or decriminalized marijuana, leading to a growing perception that the drug is safe. However, a growing body of research is warning that high-potency marijuana use increases public health risks — and there is a lack of warning and protection.


Expanding the warning labels on marijuana products and maintaining caps on the high-potency THC in marijuana are two specific steps Vermont can take to protect us.

Find out the latest on two growing health risks:


Child poisonings

Increased marijuana poisoning in children follows increased availability and increased potency.
Marijuana Candy: Poisoning and Lack of Protection for Children by Roneet Lev, MD FACEP

Canadian Provinces Avoid Increased Child Poisonings with THC Caps

Lessons from Colorado

Colorado THC Concentrations Study
Colorado THC Concentrations Supplement

Colorado adds new warning labels

Research Summary

Download this comprehensive review of the research on the dangers of high-potency THC cannabis products. {20-page PDF]


Cannabis Users


Be Smart Vermont: Learn from other states

Doctors Ask VT Health Commissioner How to Add Robust Cannabis Health Risk Warnings - read the letter to Dr. Mark Levine.

You are the most powerful influence in your child's life.

Talk with your children about making healthy choices – they are listening.

Colorado warnings required by law

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Suicide Among Youth in Colorado, 2013-2017: Ages 10-18. (PDF)
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. p. 19

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