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After legalization, Spokane teen pot use lowest it’s been in at least a decade

After legalization, Spokane teen pot use lowest it’s been in at least a decade

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When weed was legalized in Washington state, opponents feared that making it widely available would increase use among teens.

But according to a new state survey, pot use among Washington teens has stayed about even since marijuana became available commercially in 2014. And in Spokane, the number of teens reporting marijuana use actually dipped lower than its been since at least 2006.

In 2016, 16 percent of Spokane County 10th-graders surveyed said they used marijuana within the previous 30 days, according to the Washington Health Youth Survey that was released today. That’s four percentage-points lower than the 2006 number of 19 percent. Reported use among 10th-graders increased in 2008 to 21 percent, but in 2014 dipped back to 19 percent of teens reporting using marijuana.

After legalization, Spokane teen pot use lowest it’s been in at least a decade






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