Understanding Marijuana: The Dangers of Marijuana Use

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On April 4, 2018 the Berrien County Board of Health expressed its opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana in the State of Michigan and passed a Resolution addressing their concerns with the proposed initiative.

The purpose of this Resolution is to highlight the health and societal risks associated with the legalization of marijuana for recreational use and to provide communities and individuals with information about its potential impact on your community's health.

The current legislation proposed gives limited attention to the development of regulations and oversight, penalties for sale to minors and/or misuse, standardization of dosing levels, prevention education and early intervention counseling for minors, or an infrastructure for addressing industry safety issues and needs.

If you or a group you represent are looking for more information about the dangers of passing a recreational marijuana law in Michigan or your municipality, please contact us at 269-926-7121.


Resources:

Analysis of MI Proposal to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol (Factsheet)

Analysis of MI Proposal to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol (Presentation)

"Safeguard Michigan’s Future: No Need for Recreational Marijuana" (Position Paper)

Berrien County Board of Health Position (Resolution)

Marijuana FAQs: What are the effects of marijuana on health? (Factsheet)

What are the health effects of marijuana? (CDC Website)

Berrien County Health Department Substance Abuse Prevention Services