How Often Coloradans Smoke Pot, Sniff Cocaine and More According to the Feds

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More than 12 percent of Coloradans use illegal drugs every month. That's among the Colorado-specific findings of a report from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health. The stats are drawn from 2011 and 2012, which may make them a little behind the curve: As the Washington Post points out, the figures show that Rhode Island is the top state for marijuana use, with Colorado placing sixth. But the data still provides a fascinating glimpse into our use of and attitudes about marijuana, cocaine and more. Check out the photo-illustrated results below.

See also: Marijuana: Does Anti-Pot-Legalization Ad Accidentally Promote Pot Legalization?

Past Month Illicit Drug Use

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12+ (Coloradans age twelve and above): 12.24 percent

12-17 (Coloradans age twelve through seventeen): 13.17 percent

18-25 (Coloradans age eighteen through 25): 29.75 percent

26+ (Coloradans age 26 or older): 9.18 percent

18+ (Coloradans age eighteen or older): 12.15 percent

Past Year Marijuana Use

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12+: 16.22 percent

12-17:17.64 percent

18-25: 39.39 percent

26+:12.14 percent

18+:16.08 percent

Continue for more statistics about Coloradans' use of and attitudes toward marijuana, cocaine and more.



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Max Padilla
Max Padilla

99.9 percent of idiots believe the fed's estimates on any thing. Don't believe the hype!

Steve At Work
Steve At Work

I was a teen in the 70's. It was common. Our generation had the old seedy lids though so it doesn't really compare to today's genetically-modified strains. I am most pleased by the fact I know longer have to worry that a popping seed will leave its telltale sign on my shirt.

Margaux Milchen
Margaux Milchen

OH MY GOD...teens smoking pot? What will we do? Lmao...really? Same thing 50 years ago when we were kids.

Brian Zaharatos
Brian Zaharatos

Being biased is not a problem for statistics. It's a problem for individuals who don't use statistics properly (we don't say language is bullshit just because some people lie...).

Crystal Andersen
Crystal Andersen

Ha. Ha. Ha. Not even close. Try again Government! These numbers made me actually giggle.

Nathan Embree
Nathan Embree

How do you gather solid data on drug use? It's not like the addicts are going to jump up and admit to a crack addiction. How could anybody possibly know the real numbers??

SpottedDick
SpottedDick

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___ Heroin Use in Colorado Skyrockets after Pot Proliferation ___


DENVER — In the last five years the number of heroin users has doubled in Colorado and across the country.

Many addicts turn to the illegal drug to ease the pains of withdrawal from prescribed pain killers, because it is a cheaper alternative that gives the user a similar high.

According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about five percent of Colorado’s population abuses prescription painkillers, putting Colorado among the top states for abuse.



http://kdvr.com/2014/08/04/heroin-use-in-colo-skyrockets-treatment-to-fight-drug-dependency-can-also-be-addictive/

scubapig
scubapig

Way more junkies in Colorado than reported!

Matt Leising
Matt Leising

What was their source? And no, I don't agree at all

cardboardcowboy
cardboardcowboy

@SpottedDick Except that's not the headline of the article: marijuana appears NOWHERE in that reporting. Like all Prohibitionists, you're a complete fucking liar and fraud. 


If you are going to claim that cannabis legalization = higher heroin use rates, I'm afraid you're going to have to show your work and cite your sources.....but you're so obviously a fucking liar and asshole, I'm not going to hold my breath.


Fuck you, fuck your children and fuck your mother. Fuck your entire family line for five generations. 

SpottedDick
SpottedDick

Matt Leising = a marijuana dispensary pimp

SpottedDick
SpottedDick

@cardboardcowboy Heroin use SKYROCKETS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS! 


Guess what else has skyrocketed in Colorado in the last five years?


The explosion and proliferation of 100s of marijuana dispensaries.

GuestWho
GuestWho topcommenter

@SpottedDick   "skyrocketed in Colorado" .... and "across the country" ... so the increase in heroin use is not isolated to states that have newly enacted marijuana laws, eh?

scubapig
scubapig

@brmomich a Fucking junkie ass with no argument...and I support pot legalization.  You Sir, make an ass of yourself...

SpottedDick
SpottedDick

@GuestWho ... nope, the "gateway effect" of some legalized marijuana has spread nationwide.


Now that it's "legal" it just isn't cool or rebellious enough for American youth, so they predictably have moved on to harder still illegal drugs to act out their nonconformity.



Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

@guestwho

Looks like the effects of legal pot in a few states is worse than anyone thought, eh?

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