A class took place on Tuesday night about the now legal drug in Colorado and how it affects those who use it.
Crime Stoppers of Mesa County put on the class to look at marijuana's affects especially on the young.
In light of the recent passage of Amendment 64 many parents told us they're concerned that their kids aren't taking pot seriously.
exactly why Crime Stoppers wanted to talk to kids and parents together.
Seats filled quickly at the popular education class as parents and teens came to learn and ask questions.
"Knowledge is the key, and awareness and I know that there’s drug issues all over and I want my daughter to be informed so she can make the wise choices," said Shelly Tremain.
"We're not as mature yet so we're still going through that stage where we don't really know what's right and what's wrong yet."
Led by deputy Chad Williams the meeting was all about how weed effects a teenagers brain.
"In teen brain development there’s a pruning process going on. anytime you hijack that developmental system and introduce any type of neurotoxin into that it causes some issues with the development," explains Williams.
Williams also discussed how many teens don't think the drug is a big deal
"We see an increase nationally in marijuana use in teens and a decrease in the perception that it's harmful at all and that’s a disturbing trend," added Williams.
Perhaps nobody knows that better than the Daniel family.
"Actually our four boys were in a car accident, it was affected by a person under the influence of marijuana, they were air-lifted, so yea it's pretty close to us," explains Kelly Daniel.
Now their grateful to see others learning about the drug without facing tragedy.
"We're really thankful that they offer this type of thing to the community so that we have good information, there’s a lot of stuff on the internet that’s maybe not real reliable," said Tanya Daniel.