Study Concerning the Health Impact of Indoor Marijuana Grow Operations
National Jewish Health’s Dr. John Martyny will announce the results of a study that was designed to determine the health effects from indoor marijuana grow operations. This study was done at the request of the Colorado Drug Investigators Association (CDIA), County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC), and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) because of the growing concern about the safety of officers involved in entering and dismantling indoor grow operations. National Jewish Health’s Dr. John Martyny was the primary researcher conducting the study. He was also the researcher who conducted a similar study on clandestine methamphetamine lab operations in 2002, which resulted in greater safety equipment for officers and policy changes. CDIA’s Vice President Jerry Peters and CDIA’s Legislative Liaison Jim Gerhardt coordinated arrangements for Dr. Martyny and his team to examine and study actual indoor marijuana grow operations. After visiting thirty sites and testing the structures, Dr. Martyny’s findings are very disturbing related to the health and safety of not only law enforcement officers but also citizens.
The above-listed participants will be speaking at the press conference followed by a Q and A.