Colorado Launches Campaign To Discourage Teenage Pot-Smoking

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

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A total of 36 states now have laws that allow for some kind of use of marijuana. Colorado has legalized recreational smoking, and many are watching to see what trends develop, particularly among teenagers, whose pot usage has been trending upwards nationally since 2000.

To discourage youth marijuana use, Colorado is launching a campaign called “Don’t Be A Lab Rat,” which rather than scare kids off about using dope, basically points out that their behavior is being watched by the country.

Workers will begin dropping human-sized rat cages around Denver on Monday as part of the campaign.

ABC’s Jim Ryan joined us to discuss.

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