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Anti-Marijuana Campaign Rat Cage Won’t Come To Boulder

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One of the human-sized lab rat cages (credit: CBS)

One of the human-sized lab rat cages (credit: CBS)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- An anti-marijuana campaign that features a human-sized rat cage won’t be coming to Boulder.

The cage is part of a new campaign targeting teen marijuana use called “Don’t Be A Lab Rat.”

Created by the state of Colorado and the city of Denver, the anti-pot campaign unveiled several nine-foot-tall human-sized rat cages earlier this month that bear a simple message: Because so much is still unknown about pot’s effects on kids’ brains, teens who do smoke it become unwitting research subjects.

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The cages created some controversy and even some vandals when it was displayed at two locations in Denver.

The City of Boulder said while it supports the goal of the campaign, the city will honor concerns of the Boulder Valley School District that the cage may not be the most effective way to educate students.

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