Eagle County ballot initiative would create new marijuana tax for mental health funding

Suicide kills an American every 12 minutes — 44,000 Americans every year and 10 in Eagle County so far this year.

“Think about that,” said Andrew Romanoff, with Mental Health Colorado. “If someone attacked the United States and killed an American every 12 minutes and wiped out 44,000 of us in the course of a year, we would declare war.”

“In some ways, we have declared war, and this is a war we can win,” Romanoff said. Continue reading “Eagle County ballot initiative would create new marijuana tax for mental health funding”

Marijuana sales fund $9.2 million in school pot prevention, health care programs

School nurse Rhonda Valdez is on the front lines of student health at Wheat Ridge High School, treating myriad concerns — flu outbreaks, diabetes, severe allergies, body image issues, football-related concussions. Continue reading “Marijuana sales fund $9.2 million in school pot prevention, health care programs”