Colorado Statewide Regulatory Structure for Retail Marijuana Rapid HIA
The Colorado School of Public Health and Colorado’s Children’s Hospital conducted a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) on the final regulatory structure for retail marijuana in Colorado. Amendment 64 legalized and set preliminary regulations for recreational marijuana sales to adults over 21 years of age. The HIA intended to inform the State’s final regulatory structure. The HIA focused on the health impacts to children through unintended ingestion of marijuana and how child-resistant packing could potentially mitigate these impacts.
The HIA working group brought together stakeholders from working groups created by the Colorado State Licensing Authority including the labeling, packaging, product safety, and marketing groups.