Editorial: Good news — Colorado teen pot use has stayed flat

Interestingly, marijuana is not the intoxicant of choice among Colorado teens.

  • , “Colorado does not significantly differ from the national average in lifetime or current marijuana use.”
  • Marijuana is not the intoxicant of choice among Colorado teens. “
  • In Colorado, roughly 56 percent of the surveyed high school students (not just 12th-graders) said that marijuana was “easy” or “sort of easy” to get.
  • Despite people’s worst fears, the legalization of marijuana has not led to a spike in teen use; a recent survey of nearly 16,000 Colorado teens shows rates of pot use have remained unchanged since 2013.
  • Maybe marijuana was so easily acquired before legalization that Amendment 64 has made little difference for teens.

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@cannabist: “Interestingly, marijuana is not the intoxicant of choice among Colorado teens.”


Recent data from a state survey of teen pot use is important and heartening, and seems to confirm that legalization has not boosted teen consumption.


Editorial: Good news — Colorado teen pot use has stayed flat

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