With drug legalisation, Colorado sees 83% jump in newborns suffering opioid withdrawal

The rise in Colorado newborns addicted to opioids alarms physicians and child advocates, jumping 83% from 2010-2015. The state’s rate climbed from 2 births out of 1,000 to 3.6 births in that 5-year period as marijuana was legalised, according to Colorado’s health department.