Colorado teens biggest pot smokers

Smart Colorado Newsletter 1 Feb 2016
Colorado now leads the nation in the percentage of its teenagers who have used pot within the last month. This bad news, provided in a January report from the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, is unlikely to surprise anyone.

We’ve seen the tsunami of marijuana commercialization and it’s no wonder that so many of our state’s kids have been swept up by it.marijuana legal v nonlegal feb 2016

But it serves as a good wake-up call, reminding us all of the very human impact of the mass commercialization of marijuana in Colorado.marijuana colorado youth v national feb 2016

A few facts from the report regarding Colorado youth ages 12 to 17 years old:
• The number of kids reporting marijuana use in the past month increased 20% compared to the period prior to legalization of recreational marijuana – even as youth use declined nationally.
• Colorado’s youth use rate is 74% higher than the national average.
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