Advocating for Evidence Based Marijuana Policy
Post-Legalization Denver CO MJ Adolescent Use Increases Significantly
WTR-RI Research and Analysis Team Note:
Data drawn from 2014 Colorado Healthy Kids and 2014 Monitoring the Future studies show substantial increases in post-legalization Denver Area last month youth use of marijuana when compared to national averages. The table attached below shows differences in 8th grade use versus national average of approximately 350%; the ratios for 9th, 10th and 12th grades are approximately 40, 50 and 42 percent respectively.