Another Survey Shows Teen Cannabis Use Declines After Legalization

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Politicians keep warning about teens using marijuana, but surveys show otherwise By Brendan Bures, The Fresh ToastMarch 16, 2020 Comments “After Denver became the first major city in America with legalized retail marijuana, many other cities and states turned to us to learn how we successfully regulated marijuana." Getty Images

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.

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