Marijuana Use Among Colorado Students Declines

According to a new federal report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, regular marijuana use among Colorado middle and high school students declined after marijuana was legalized in the state. Results show fewer than 10% of Colorado  kids aged 12 to 17 used marijuana in the month prior to being surveyed, slightly down from the 11.13 percent who admitted to using marijuana in the previous month when they were surveyed before marijuana was legalized. While marijuana use is declining among teens in Colorado, adult use of the drug has increased. For Coloradans 18 and older, the survey found that past-month marijuana use jumped from almost 10 percent before legalization to just over 16 percent after.

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