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An image from the Children’s Hospital of Colorado marijuana facts page. Additional pics and more below.

Against the backdrop of a Colorado health department official formally recommending that almost all marijuana edibles be banned, the Children’s Hospital of Colorado staged a weed-related Twitter chat this morning, with one of its focuses being how to talk pot with children under the age of ten. Among the pieces of advice the facility shared: If a child asks, “What is marijuana?,” answer with something along the lines of “”It is a plant that people use to change how they feel. It can make people feel confused or fuzzy.”

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New survey results released on Wednesday by The Partnership at and MetLife Foundation indicate past-month marijuana use — especially heavy use — has increased significantly among U.S. high school students since 2008, even as abuse of prescription drugs has fallen and hard-drug use has remained steady.

That could be positive news — teens are becoming more likely to use a non-toxic herb than deadly pills. But of course, since The Partnership is a cultish anti-drug scare group, these findings are causing them much hand-wringing and drama.