Weed Out the Facts

How much do you really know about today’s marijuana?

The landscape of marijuana is changing. Important public health and safety data from states that have legalized help us to gain a more up-to-date picture of today’s marijuana. Key findings include facts related to THC levels, edible products, adolescent development, public health costs, and traffic deaths.

Weed out the facts on today’s marijuana and decide for yourself: Is this what we want for Maine?

  • THC levels in Marijuana have increased significantly since the 1970s.

Learn More Here:  National Institute on Drug Abuse: Marijuana Facts


  •  Edible marijuana products are increasing in popularity. These products are attractive to children.


Learn More Here: Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area: 2015 Marijuana Impact Report(Child Exposure Data starts on page 93)


  •  Marijuana use affects adolescent development.

Learn More Here: Smart Approaches to Marijuana: Claims vs. Science

And Here: Maine Parents: Your Teen and Marijuana


  • Public health costs will most likely outweigh any revenue from legal Marijuana.

Learn More Here: Smart Approaches to Marijuana: Claims vs. Science


  • Marijuana use is associated with traffic safety issues.

Learn More Here: Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area: 2015 Marijuana Impact Report

(Traffic Fatality data starts on page 14)


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