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New data show youth pot use increasing since 2017 in state


Last updated 8/5/2020 at 12:40pm

A new survey released by the state of Colorado finds that marijuana use has skyrocketed in the last two years with nearly 21 percent of young people in the state reporting past month use. Notably, use in young teens (aged 15 and younger) has increased 15.5 percent from 2017 (the last time data was collected).

On Monday the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released the latest statewide and regional results from the bi-annual statewide Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS), the state’s only comprehensive survey on the health and well-being of young people, in midd...

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