Young people smoking marijuanaAs more states consider legalizing recreational cannabis, one of the main arguments anti-pot folks make is that it’ll be easier for teens to acquire and abuse it, claiming pot smoking by teens would rise. Colorado’s statistics don’t bear this out, and in fact, indicate the opposite. Here are some interesting stats on teens’ use in Colorado.

“Roughly 11 percent of people ages 12 to 17 said in the 2014-15 survey that they’d used cannabis in the past month. That number went down to 9 percent in 2015-16. And the rate of that age group saying they’d used marijuana in the past year dropped from 18 percent in 2014-15 to just over 16 percent in 2015-16.”

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