Marijuana: Children's Caucus fears Amendment 64 will endanger vulnerable children
|Dr. John Martyny.|
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Martyny will be taking part in today's presentation, along with Stacee Read and Sabrina Byrnes from the office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman. In addition, a Q&A will feature pediatrician Dr. Kathi Wells; Emily Camp, the Child Protective Service's supervisor; Sergeant Jim Gerhardt of the Colorado Drug Investigators Association; and the Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children's Jade Woodard. They'll be speaking from noon to 1 p.m. today at Capitol committee room 356.
At this point, Facchinello says it's too early in the process to suggest specific legislation related to concerns about child endangerment in the post-Amendment 64 environment.
"This is primarily about consciousness-raising right now," she says. "Caseworkers in our state, they're trying to help families struggling with a myriad of issues, and drugs are often prevalent in those families. So we're trying to raise awareness about this issue in light of what we're asking caseworkers to do."
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