After Colorado implemented its recreational marijuana law in 2014, one of the paramount tasks for state health officials was to monitor potential public-health outcomes.
The state’s first report, released in January 2015 by a panel of doctors, scientists and public health officials, contained what was effectively “baseline data,” state officials said at the time. It was first-of-a-kind research for a first-of-its-kind regulatory maneuver.
Now that the state has closed the book on Year Three of recreational cannabis sales, public health officials have more data under their belts.
On Tuesday, the 14-member Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee released its second set of findings via a nearly 300-page comprehensive report.