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Legalizing Marijuana Creates Unsafe Homes And New Challenges For Law Makers

LEGALIZING MARIJUANA CREATES UNSAFE HOMES AND NEW CHALLENGES FOR LAW MAKERS
Children’s Caucus first presentation focuses on the impact of the passage of Amendment 64

WHAT: The Sixty-ninth General Assembly Colorado Children’s Caucus will receive the first of seven presentations to examine historic trends, data, and evidence-based best practices in search of improvements in services or solutions to meet the challenges facing children and families. This first presentation will focus on “How Drugs are Endangering Colorado’s Children” in light of the recent passage of Amendment 64 legalizing Marijuana.

WHERE: Colorado State Capitol, Committee Room 356
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

WHEN: Monday, January 28, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Lunch provided outside committee room.

WHO: The Colorado Children’s Caucus is a bi-partisan group of legislators led by Caucus Co-chairs Sen. Linda Newell – D, Sen. Kevin Lundberg – (R), Rep. Jonathan Singer – (D), and Rep. Janak Joshi – (R). A complete list of members of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly Colorado Children’s Caucus will be distributed at this first presentation to the Children’s Caucus on January 28.

Presentation Overview: 

Dr. John Martyny, PhD, of National Jewish Health will discuss his recent groundbreaking study of Indoor Marijuana Grow Operations and the adverse health risks to children. Stacee Read and Sabrina Byrnes, the Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman will discuss the general dangers to children and the difficulties that arise around interventionresponses by child protective services and law enforcement.

Q&A Panel following these brief presentations with panelists:

  • – Dr. Kathi Wells, MD, pediatrician,
  • – Jade Woodard, Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children,
  • – Emily Camp, child protective services supervisor, and
  • – Sergeant Jim Gerhardt, Colorado Drug Investigators Association.

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