[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Personal Injury Attorney San Diego

obama daughter has white boyfriend -- people are pissed

Rex Tillerson at Hoover (Sec. of State Extravaganza with Condoleezza Rice)

Trump backs 'limited amnesty' for illegal immigrants

Police union slashes number of ‘get out of jail free’ cards issued

I think people should understand how jobs for illegal immgrants works

Democrats roll over and pee on their bellies like the submissive dogs they are

Claim: Hawaii Charter Boat Group Witnessed Explosion In The Sky On The Morning Of False Ballistic Missile Alert

Trump Signs Bill Renewing Warrantless NSA Surveillance

Cops Tase, Assault Handicapped VetThen Arrest Him For Half a Gram of Cannabis

Innocent Man Records Cops Stalking His House, Disabling His Cameras

Meeting Netanyahu, Pence receives welcome reserved for heads of stat

Scientists worry brain-wasting zombie deer disease could spread to humans

NSA "Sincerely Regrets" Deleting All Bush-Era Surveillance Data It Was Ordered To Preserve

Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate Trumps First Year

Up to 3.6 million Dreamers in line for citizenship under DACA replacement

The Republican Rally

Trump ad: Democrats complicit for every murder committed by illegal immigrants.

Flu outbreak: 100 people a week dying in US as virus continues to spread

UH-OH: Democrats Panic After Mainstream Media Sources Blame THEM For Government Shutdown

FEDS: Surge In DACA Recipients Losing Protections For Crimes, Thousands Convicted Or Charged

Oh, by the way...Turkey just invaded Syria

Why India is falling in love with a movie about toilets

5 million Ghanaians defecate openly daily, 1.1bn globally

Why isn't there chaos in the streets?

The Heart of the Constitution

Rand Paul Pushes Marijuana Amendments On Funding Bill

Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown's first day, but negotiations continue

Some African Countries Are Excrement Holes, So Is Haiti

Can Cannabis Oil Really Treat Seizures?

Britons in Jamaica's Montego Bay urged to stay in resorts

Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, coroner and family say [opioids, fetanyl]

Fact Check: Is the 'FBI Investigating Whether Russian Went to NRA to Help Trump'?

Reversing the Damage Done by Chairman Barack

Republican Congressman Admits Drug War HELPS Cartels, Slams Weed Witch Hunt

Elizabeth Warrens Native American problem goes beyond politics

In 2018 The US Government Will Spend Nearly $2 Billion a Day on War

Question Concerning Government Shutdown

Neighbor accused of breaking Rand Pauls ribs will plead guilty to felony assault (on a member of congress, resulting in personal injury)

The rise of the cannabis cult: dont believe the hype about medical marijuana Health ..

Happiness

Tim Ogle: This Guys Device Got 100 Miles Per Gallon Then He Had An Attempt On His Life & Later Mysteriously Died

Real Federalists Need to Step Up to Fight Jeff Sessions' War on Weed

Government-Approved Workouts? The Fight Against Fitness Licensing.

Tennessee's Haircut Cops Bust Barbers Who Lack High School Diplomas

Dashcam Recording Instantly Undercuts Officers' Concocted Reason For A Traffic Stop

Medical Marijuana Isnt a Miracle Drug

'Shoot black kids' smoking weed, police chief advises recruit

Putin's Master Plan to Install a Pawn In the White House Who Would Greatly Amp Up Energy Production and Thereby Decimate the Russian Oil-Based Economy Is Nearly Complete

Gas tax should rise 25 cents to fund road repair: US Chamber of Commerce (Communists)


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

United States News
See other United States News Articles

Title: Contradicting Prohibitionists, Survey Says Adolescent Pot Use Is Falling in Colorado
Source: Reason
URL Source: https://reason.com/blog/2017/12/12/ ... ing-prohibitionists-survey-say
Published: Dec 12, 2017
Author: Jacob Sullum
Post Date: 2017-12-13 05:52:28 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 28
Comments: 1

Past-month cannabis consumption by teenagers fell significantly last year and is lower than it was before legalization.

In its latest report on marijuana legalization in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA), a federally sponsored anti-drug task force, continues to claim that cannabis consumption by teenagers is on the rise in that state. The most recent data from the survey RMHIDTA likes to cite indicate that is not true.

"Youth past month marijuana use increased 12 percent in the three-year average (2013-2015) since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana compared to the three-year average prior to legalization (2010-2012)," RMHIDTA says. But according to newly published Colorado numbers from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the prevalence of past-month marijuana use among 12-to-17-year-olds fell significantly in 2015-16 and is now lower than it was prior to legalization.

NSDUH
NSDUH

That rate rose from about 10.5 percent in 2011-12, before legalization, to 11.2 percent in 2012-13, which includes the first year of legal possession and home cultivation, and 12.6 percent in 2013-14, which includes the first year of legal recreational sales. (The numbers are reported in two-year sets because the state-level samples are relatively small.) The post-legalization increases were not statistically significant, and the rate now has fallen for two years in a row, to 11.1 percent in 2014-15 and 9.1 percent in 2015-16. That last drop was statistically significant.

The numbers for Washington state, where voters also approved a legalization initiative in November 2012, show a similar pattern, rising from 9.5 percent in 2011-12 to 10.1 percent 2013-14 before falling to 9.2 percent in 2014-15 and 7.9 percent in 2015-16. Unlike in Colorado, neither of those drops was statistically significant.

As I've said before, it is plausible that legalizing marijuana for adults would boost adolescent consumption by increasing availability through diversion from buyers 21 or older, if not by changing teenagers' attitudes toward cannabis. But there is still little evidence that is happening, notwithstanding the assertions of prohibitionists like the folks at RMHIDTA. (1 image)

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Survey Says Adolescent Pot Use Is Falling in Colorado

It's falling nationwide. But Colorado is still higher than the nationwide average:

"In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation's 12- to 17-year- olds dropped to their lowest level in more than two decades, according to federal survey data released this week. Last year, 6.5 percent of adolescents used marijuana on a monthly basis, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
-- www.washingtonpost.com

misterwhite  posted on  2017-12-13   13:00:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com