New numbers released by the state of Colorado show more students statewide are being suspended for using marijuana.

School administrators say greater accessibility of marijuana could be a factor in a nearly 19 percent increase in marijuana-related suspensions statewide.

Government health officials have long warned of the dangers of marijuana on a growing mind.

School districts have reported marijuana-specific stats to the Colorado Department of Education for the past two years.

That’s not enough time to establish a trend, but the data show an increase that’s causing concern.

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