Denver 8th Graders Use 350% Higher than National Average
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Jan 22, 2015) - Denver 8th grade student’s marijuana user rate is 350% higher than the national average for youth the same age.
Where do the students get their marijuana? 38% reported they got from a friend who obtains it legally, 23% reported from their parents, 22% from the black market, 9% from medical marijuana dispensaries, 4% from medical marijuana cardholders, 3% from retail marijuana stores.
60% of high school seniors say marijuana is not harmful. More than 6% of high school seniors reported smoking marijuana on a daily basis. A third of high school seniors got their marijuana supply from a third party’s prescription. In Colorado there was a 26% increase in youth (12 – 17) monthly marijuana use in the three years after medical marijuana was commercialized (2009).
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