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.
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.