Have you heard the radio commercials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment about marijuana? Check it out at http://goodtoknowcolorado.com/. While it is legal in the state of Colorado for those over 21 years of age, it is not meant for children. The brain doesn’t full develop until the mid-20’s and adding any kind of drug (alcohol, marijuana, etc.) can affect the growth and development of the brain. But, as with alcohol and smoking, we cannot turn a blind eye and pretend that children may not experiment with marijuana. Are you prepared to talk to your kids about marijuana?
The Children’s Hospital Colorado has some great resources and tips on how to have a conversation with your children. Visit http://www.childrenscolorado.org/wellness-safety/parent-resources/marijuana-what-parents-need-to-know/talking-to-kids-about-marijuana today.