Colorado non-profit, Once Chance to Grow Up, warns about THC

Once Chance to Grow Up warns about THC in a new video.  Because of a law passed last year, Colorado now requires dispensaries to provide a resource to people buying concentrates, including dabs and vapes.  The state has identified that 93% of all products sold in dispensaries are considered to be high-potency marijuana products.  The warning is applicable to products of 10 percent or more THC, products considered to be high-potency marijuana. 

One Chance to Grow Up, a non-profit dedicated to protecting children,  launched a digital awareness campaign last month.  One Chance to Grow Up helped to pass legislation requiring more accountability of the marijuana industry, in May 2021. 

Colorado House Bill 21-1317, a law enacted with bipartisan majorities in the Colorado Legislature and signed by Gov. Polis mandated more honesty about marijuana’s harms. A broad coalition of youth advocates and One Chance to Grow Up supported  the legislation. 

Problems remain in Colorado

 “Unfortunately, our research visits to Colorado dispensaries found that few are proactively providing this important resource,” said Henny Lasley, executive director of One Chance to Grow Up.

“Furthermore, those who don’t go to dispensaries aren’t benefiting from this important information. Hyper-potent marijuana products have created a new, increased risk to young people, whose brains are growing until they’re 25. We wanted to make sure parents and others can access this important warning.” 

Legalization states have a problem with human trafficking on marijuana farms.  Illegal growers, including foreign cartels, hide behind the legal market.  We wrote about this problem previously and, more recently, NBC Nightly News did a series of reports on it.

Support for Warning Labels on Cannabis Grows

In California, there’s widespread support for warning labels on high potency marijuana. The California Assembly caved under political pressure from the marijuana industry. The Cannabis Right to Know Act was drawn up with bipartisan support, but abruptly withdrawn.  
Once again the marijuana industry in California invoked its “privilege,” even though legalization is not working at all.

People who thought that legalization would make it easier to regulate the pot industry were wrong, because the illegal market remains four times larger than the state-regulated stores. The Los Angeles Times has a series of articles on the fallout of legal weed, Legal Weed = Broken Promises.