New Survey: Cannabis Legalization Hasn’t Increased Young Adult Usage Rates in Colorado

A new survey of over 1,000 young adults living in the United States has found that cannabis usage rates among the age groupMarijuana (those aged 18 to 25) hasn’t increased in Colorado since voters legalized the plant – including state-licensed sales – in 2012.

The study, conducted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, found that; “Despite the recent legalization of the sale of recreational marijuana in the state, young adult respondents from Colorado do NOT show much difference in marijuana use and attitudes. For example, 48.7% of youth surveyed in Colorado admitted they have used marijuana [similar to previous years] compared to 40.7% of the rest of the country.”

The survey also found that; “Shockingly, 1 in 5 of the young adults [in the United States] surveyed (19.9%) reported using marijuana daily. Nearly 10% use marijuana weekly and another 10% use marijuana monthly.”

Further results of the survey can be found by clicking here.


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