Pubdate: Mon, 04 Nov 2013
Source: Vail Daily (CO)
Copyright: 2013 Vail Daily
Author: Barbara Allen


 From the Drug Enforcement Administration: THC in marijuana is
mind-altering. There are problems with memory and learning. There is
distorted perception and coordination while driving.

 From the National Institute on Drug Abuse: Overall marijuana is the
most prevalent illegal drug detected in impaired drivers, fatally
injured drivers and motor vehicle crash victims.

At the Oct. 29 commissioner meeting, County Attorney Treu gave the
commissioners legal justification to keep marijuana out of Edwards.

There are 11 schools in Edwards and more than 2,589 students. There
are three child care facilities. Add to this the fact that the
children from the Wolcott development (577 future homes) will attend
the Edwards schools. This is more than I presented at the meeting.
Michelle and Candace with the Eagle River Youth Foundation told me
about the others.

Considering these numbers, how likely is it that marijuana presence
will hurt or kill a child in Edwards? My mind is filled with the
possibilities and I cringe!!!

Barbara Allen
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