Another month passes and another survey shows teenage marijuana declining following recreational legalization. Last month, Statistics Canada found that just one year after legalization, cannabis consumption dropped nearly 10% in adolescents 15-17-years-old.
And now, Denver is finding similar results.
City officials surveyed 537 teenagers in 2019, so they could statistically measure how their High Costs campaign — a youth marijuana education program — affected consumption habits. According to the results, 81% of Denver teens ages 13-17 say they don’t currently use marijuana. Only 18% of male adolescents in that age range reported using marijuana, down from 27% in the previous year’s survey.