Lessons Learned from Legal Colorado Cannabis

Colorado approved Amendment 64 ten years ago, which made it one of the first to legalize cannabis in the nation. Since other states have done the same. More are still considering.

Here’s what we’ve learned:

Legalization increases consumption, but not issues.

States with legal recreational cannabis use have 24 percent more frequent cannabis consumption happening than in states that have illegal cannabis. Several studies have come to this conclusion. However, this isn’t always connected with increases in behavioral issues.

Some groups have real health risks associated with cannabis use.

Cannabis use comes with some risks. This is primarily among young adults and adolescents.

It’s possible to measure health benefits.

While he science is young, there are several measurable benefits shown through the research. One lab has revealed that the right combo of CBD and THC aids patients in achieving some chronic pain, anxiety, and cancer-related benefits without side effects.

Cannabis use does not cause laziness.

While there’s a myth about cannabis consumers being lazy couch potatoes, the research says otherwise. Cannabis consumers tend to have a lower body mass index, better waist-to-hip-ratio, and ar more likely to achieve exercise recommendations.

Author:
Louis Levey is the Content Success Manager and Founder at No Strings Content. He's passionate about helping cannabis businesses use content to attract, educate, and convert audiences. His hometown is Boca Raton, Florida, but he currently lives and works remotely in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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