A Place That Gives You the Straight Facts on Marijuana

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Not Everyone is Doing it

In a survey given to Denver students, teens spoke up to declare that most of them do not use marijuana.

Studies show teens who use marijuana may be 7 times more likely to develop depression.

Underage Marijuana Use
Can Impact Your Future

62% of all drug expulsions and suspensions from Denver Public Schools are for marijuana violations.

Marijuana is the number one reason adolescents seek substance-abuse treatment in the U.S.

Using marijuana before your brain reaches full development at age 25 can cause long-term damage.

Myth Or Fact?

Marijuana smoke does not harm the lungs.
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Answer: Myth

When marijuana is smoked, toxins and carcinogens are released, hurting the lungs. Some studies suggest this smoke contains many of the same toxins as tobacco smoke.
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Myth Or Fact?

You can’t get drug tested at work because marijuana is legal in Colorado.
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Answer: Myth

Companies can prohibit use and set their own drug testing policies, even though marijuana is legal for patients and adults over 21 in Colorado. 
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Myth Or Fact?

It takes one month to get marijuana out of your system.
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Answer: Myth

The detectability depends on several factors, including frequency of use. Daily users can expect it to stay in their system for 49 to 63 days.
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Scientific Facts about Marijuana You Should Know

Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, is the active ingredient in marijuana that produces psychoactive effects.

There are over 500 chemicals in marijuana.

The scientific name for marijuana is cannabis.

True Or False?

A person under 21 can go to a retail marijuana store just to look around.
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Answer: False

You must be 21 to enter any retail marijuana store even if you don’t intend to purchase.
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True Or False?

States that have legalized marijuana all have the same laws.
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Answer: False

Because of how the United States government is structured, each state can create its own laws.
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True Or False?

There is no record of someone dying solely from marijuana.
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Answer: True

No one has died solely from marijuana. However, people have died from their actions while using marijuana, such as driving high.
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