WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – The North Metro Drug Task Force is making sure children know that there are dangers associated with marijuana, and used the unofficial pot holiday of 4/20 to deliver the message.

The task force gathered several hundred students from Adams County schools on Monday at Westminster High School for a competition on projects to educate fellow students on the consequences of using marijuana.

(credit: CBS)

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“Like what happened in the video, I started smoking and became addicted, and then I failed all my classes. So that’s what can happen,” one student said to the audience after showing his video.

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“Ever since we started high school we started using drugs like marijuana and all that. And I lost so many best friends that I cherished so much, and we had so many memories, and we just lost them all and now I don’t even talk to them anymore,” another student said.

The students worked on their presentations over the course of a year.