Getting High Safely: Aspen Launches Marijuana Education Campaign

The local sheriff in Aspen is leading an education effort that targets skiers and snowboarders flocking to the winter resort.

COLORADO:  The state government and the marijuana industry in Colorado are working to educate people about how to use pot safely. But in the high Rockies, one community is taking matters into its own hands.

The local sheriff in Aspen is leading an education effort that targets skiers and snowboarders flocking to the winter resort. And the sheriff isn’t waiting until visitors hit the slopes — their education starts at the airport with pamphlets on marijuana.

“It’s the brochure rack, and it has information on everything from trails on the ski areas to a day at the Aspen Club and now, the local guide to retail marijuana,” says Pat Bingham, a spokesperson for the airport.

The pamphlet is an attempt by the community to educate tourists about marijuana. It lists how much you’re allowed to have, where it’s legal to consume and how long the high takes to set in.

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