Teen Marijuana Use Drops As It’s Considered ‘Uncool’

Teen Marijuana UseTeen marijuana use drops as it’s considered ‘uncool’. What? Yep, you read that right. Now that weed’s legal in the state of Colorado local kids think that smoking it has not only lost it’s cool, they think it’s something only old people do.

Kayvan Khalatbari, a businessman who co-founded the state’s second-oldest marijuana dispensary, told the Washington Examiner that people shouldn’t have expected teen weed consumption to go up after legalization. “Cannabis, now that it’s legal, kind of is an old person’s drug,” he said. “It’s something that kids are seeing adults use all over the place. It just doesn’t seem as cool to kids anymore.”

Recent numbers from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment support the claim. According to the agency teen marijuana use in Colorado is in decline since the state legalized recreational cannabis use in 2012. Interesting enough is the fact that the Colorado Health Department did not emphasize the findings. If teens are using less weed as a result of legalization wouldn’t that be something worth sharing?

Teen Marijuana UseApparently not—in an August 7 release, public health officials stressed a completely different finding that cast a different light on teen marijuana use. The picked results from the survey that showed teens in Colorado perceive marijuana as less risky than they did a few years ago. In 2008, 58 percent of your people polled thought it was risky compared with 54 percent in 2013. Now we that just because youngsters view weed as less risky doesn’t automatically mean they’re inclined to start smoking it.

And now that the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s own findings reveal that legalizing marijuana causes a decline in teen marijuana use, anti-legalization forces are going to have to rely on other arguments for keeping weed illegal.

Does the fact that kids care less about smoking weed now that it’s legal surprise you? Let us know in the comments below…

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2 Responses to “Teen Marijuana Use Drops As It’s Considered ‘Uncool’”

  1. Austin Mendelsohn

    That is the most stupidest thing I have ever heard in my life.lol.

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