Doctors wrapping up Colorado report on pot health effects

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DENVER (AP) — A panel of Colorado doctors studying the health effects of marijuana use is getting ready to report its findings after a year of legal recreational pot sales.

The panel meets Monday afternoon in Denver for a final time before making a report to state lawmakers.

The panel has been reviewing scientific studies on marijuana and is charged with suggesting regulations needed to protect public safety.

The doctors have already released partial findings on things like pot use by nursing mothers and whether marijuana use impairs cognitive development in children. So far the doctors have reported mixed or limited evidence in many areas.

The doctors include pediatricians, toxicologists and an addiction psychiatrist. The doctors must tell lawmakers by the end of the month whether new consumer pot warnings are needed.

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