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Recommendations for Policy Changes in Health Education & Social Emotional Learning

Recommendations & information about marijuana to Jeffco municipalities

Email Correspondence with City of Golden:

The CTC data report on youth is hereAdditionally, the attached fact sheets provide data and perspectives on substance misuse. While the Jeffco CTC coalition generally does not take a stand regarding retail marijuana laws, we do strongly recommend that municipalities consider the following if they are legalizing retail sales in their community. These are recommended by CDPHE:

  • Limitations on size and location of advertisements & signage to prevent advertising or appealing to youth.
  • Restricting areas that they can be located away from schools, childcare, parks, rec centers and other locations were children and youth gather
  • Social norming campaigns aimed at reducing perception that marijuana is harmless for youth and/or that most youth use, so it’s “normal.”
    Increasing education about safe storage to protect children & pets.
  • Add local taxes and earmark them for prevention (see below for suggestions)

Further, as you may have seen in the Transcript, our youth—including Golden youth- recommended two policies that pertain to this issue and could logically be funded by taxes generated from taxes on marijuana:

  • Social hosting liability for adults controlling property on which youth drink and consume marijuana
  • Increasing hours of operation and access for safe spaces, such as libraries and rec centers
Steve, we were recently refunded to help with any of the efforts above and we would love the opportunity to work with Golden if council would like to implement supports for teens in our community. I think it would be a great win-win for the community whether or not retail marijuana is legalized here. Details of our Community Action for Teens program is here.

Letter of Support for JCSUP

Support for Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Opt-Out

Public letters from Jeffco CTC
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The Jefferson County Communities That Care (Jeffco CTC) Coalition is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. Jeffco CTC was created, in part, with funding from the Coalitions Organizing for Prevention (COFP) grant program, through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), as well as the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed throughout this website are those of Jeffco CTC and do not necessarily reflect the official views of, nor an endorsement by, COFP, CDPHE, ONDCP, CDC/HHS, or the U.S.


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