Life in a Marijuana-Legal State

Colorado Parent, February 2019

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Moving to a state where marijuana is legal can be unnerving—especially if you have tweens and teens in the house. Here are seven things for parents to know about living in an MJ-legal state.

Who can use?

It’s legal in Colorado if you’re over 21, but still illegal federally—which means underage use can come with severe federal consequences. A DUI (driving under the influence) or an MIP (minor in possession) can impact your ability to receive financial aid through FAFSA and other federally funded grant and loan programs, says Jessica Neuwirth, a marijuana educator with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment....