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Colorado teens smoke less marijuana since legalisation, survey finds

Colorado teens smoke less marijuana since legalisation, survey finds

  • The survey shows marijuana use has not increased since legalisation, with four of five high school students continuing to say they don’t use marijuana, even occasionally,” the survey’s authors said.
  • The state was the first to legalise recreational cannabis use for adults its high school students still use less of the drug than the US national average
  • When Colorado legalised recreational marijuana for adults in 2012, critics expressed concern that it would lead to a rise in use of the drug among teenagers.
  • Some 22 per cent of Colorado high school students surveyed in 2011 said they had used marijuana in the previous 30 days.
  • The poll, which was published on Monday, even suggested that high school students in the Centennial State smoke less weed than the national average.

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@IndyUSA: “Colorado teens smoke less marijuana since legalisation, survey finds”


When Colorado legalised recreational marijuana for adults in 2012, critics expressed concern that it would lead to a rise in use of the drug among teenagers. But a new survey by the state’s public health department has found that, in fact, teenage pot smoking rates remain all but unchanged since legalisation. The poll, which was published on Monday, even suggested that high school students in the Centennial State smoke less weed than the national average.


Colorado teens smoke less marijuana since legalisation, survey finds

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