By Tim Kowols
The growth of edible marijuana products and opioids in the area was a major topic of discussion at a town hall meeting held Thursday evening by the Door County Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition. Parents expressed their concern with how the products are being marketed and how its use can be easily spread throughout the area. With neighboring states beginning to legalize its use, Laura Vlies-Wotacheck from the DCAODC says a major concern is particularly with edible marijuana products, where its use and effects are still relatively unknown.
Vlies-Wotacheck says since Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana, there has been a 29 percent increase in emergency overdoses in the state. You can get information on a variety of drug-related topics like the dangers of opioid abuse and edible marijuana by contacting the DCAODC.