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.