Colorado’s chief medical officer told CBC Radio’s “Island Morning” host Matt Rainnie this morning that marijuana legalization hasn’t had a negative effect in his state.
In addition to his duties as chief medical officer, Larry Wolk, M.D. has served as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment since Sep. 16, 2013, before Colorado enacted recreational marijuana legalization.
Wolk joined Canadian radio show “Island Morning” to share his professional opinion on the impact of cannabis legalization in Colorado and discuss what Canada can learn and expect from his state’s experiences.
When asked for his “general impressions overall” on the impact of marijuana legalization in 2014, Wolk said that he hasn’t seen much, clarifying that “We haven’t experienced any significant issues as a result of legalization.”
Wolk noted that early concerns about legalization like increased access and use amongst youth failed to materialize, saying, “we just haven’t see that pan out.”
While calls to poison control centers have increased since 2014, Wolk said he suspects people are more inclined to make such calls now…