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  Five years later, marijuana stats

   
  • The number of adults who use marijuana increased between 2014 and 2017, with men getting high more often than women and young adults ages 18 to 25 the most frequent users.
  • Pot grown illegally on public lands — an indicator for the size of the black market — also is on the rise with 80,926 plants seized in 2017, a 73 percent increase in five years.
  • Organized crime cases almost tripled in five years, increasing to 119 in 2017 from 31 in 2012.
  • Rates of hospitalization with possible marijuana exposures increased steadily from 2000 through 2015.
  • Marijuana also has not impacted graduation rates or dropout rates in Colorado. Graduation rates have increased while dropout rates have decreased since 2012.
  • The number of drivers in fatal crashes who tested above the legal limit of THC, marijuana’s active ingredient, decreased to 35 in 2017, down from 52 in 2016.

   http://cdpsdocs.state.co.us/ors/docs/reports/2018-SB-13-283_report.pdf
  
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