Denver’s move to host a supervised drug-use facility still needs approval from Colorado’s legislature before any action can be taken.
If approved through the Colorado legislature, a two-year pilot program would provide a safe place to inject illegal drugs. Trained professionals could prevent overdose deaths and the transfer of preventable diseases like hepatitis and HIV.
Skyrocketing youth use of e-cigarettes, especially Juuls, has led to several government regulations around teen vaping.
Colorado is becoming an epicenter in the fight over teen vaping.
The new rules would also tighten regulations on online sales.
Roughly a dozen proposals across multiple counties are aiming to better fund mental health services.
One medical ethicist argues the new 7-day prescription limit could make some instances of medical discrimination more common.
Five-hundred-sixty people died last year in Colorado from opioid overdoses.
Denver’s New 5280 High School Preaches More Than Academics. Teen-Focused Wellness, Sobriety Are A Key Focus
Enrollment at the new 5280 High School is at more than 100 students, mostly freshman. They’ll add a new class each year.
A 2017 Colorado survey observed a disconnect in how young people see vaping and e-cigarettes and the health risks.