Survey: Nearly 14% of Colorado Adults Use Pot

June 16, 2015
A regional breakdown of marijuana usage A regional breakdown of marijuana usage CDPHE
A regional breakdown of marijuana usage

In a newly released survey, the state Health Department says nearly 14% of Colorado adults currently use marijuana.

Of those who currently use pot, one third use it every day. About 19 percent drove after using. Slightly more than half of Colorado adults have never tried marijuana.

The survey also showed young adults aged 18 to 24 are ten times more likely to use pot than older adults over the age of 65.

Adults with higher incomes and levels of education are more likely to have ever tried marijuana, but current usage is more common among those with lower incomes and less education.

The percentage of current users in Pueblo and El Paso counties fell just below the state’s average. Boulder and Denver residents are most likely to use the drug, while Eastern and Southeastern Colorado have some of the lowest percentages of users.