MARIJUANA HAS CHANGED
The marijuana most voters smoked as teenagers contained about 4% THC (the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that creates a high). Since Colorado legalized marijuana in 2000, THC potency has increased astronomically, up to 95% in concentrated products. These are hard drugs.
High-THC marijuana hurts young people. Impacts include everything from diminished mental and physical potential, to addiction and its associated consequences, loss of IQ and memory, cannabis-induced psychosis, and other serious psychological harms like schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and suicide. Boulder youth have easy access to high-THC drugs because of loopholes in the legal framework.
Unless and until these issues are solved to protect our youth,
boulder should OPT OUT OF EXPANSION.