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Teen Marijuana Use Drops In Colorado and Washington; Now Lower Than Before Legalization

Teen Marijuana Use Drops In Colorado and Washington; Now Lower Than Before Legalization

| Dec 11, 2017

The rate of past-month marijuana use by Colorado individuals ages 12-17 dropped nearly 20 percent, from 11.13 percent in 2014-2015 to 9.08 percent in 2015-2016, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) performed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is now lower than it was in 2011-2012 (10.47 percent) and 2012-2013 (11.16 percent).

Cannabis became legal for adults 21 and older in Colorado in December 2012, and legal adult marijuana sales began in January 2014.

Teen Marijuana Use Drops In Colorado and Washington; Now Lower Than Before Legalization






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