Another death in Colorado has been listed as having “marijuana intoxication” as a factor, according to a CBS4 investigation.
Luke Goodman, the Oklahoma man who killed himself last month after ingesting marijuana edibles, had a “moderate” amount of the active ingredient in marijuana in his system according to the Summit County Coroner.
An effort to help Colorado’s new hemp farmers find seeds that produce hemp and not marijuana is advancing in the state Legislature.
Saying that pregnant and nursing women need additional education about marijuana, the Colorado House gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill requiring warnings to be posted in pot shops.
Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat.
Colorado requires marijuana to be tested for potency and contaminants but doesn’t have a way to make sure that state-licensed testing labs are coming up with the same results.
Now that marijuana is legal doctors are concerned about pregnant and breastfeeding women using pot because the negative effects could be passed on to their babies.
Marijuana use by pregnant or nursing women might seem like a no-brainer of a bad idea. But a proposal in Colorado to step up such warnings was rejected Tuesday because of concern about limited or inconclusive research on the dangers.
Colorado seems to be the center of the world when it comes to legal marijuana, and this week hundreds of law enforcement officials worldwide descended on Lone Tree to talk pot.
The parents of a 3-year-old who were growing pot have been charged after their toddler tested positive for THC.