(Denver ABC 7, December 5) The Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) is in the middle of a four-year study on pot use among students since recreational marijuana was legalized. A preliminary report for 2018 found that frequent cannabis use is more prevalent among college students in Colorado than their peers in other states.
"We do see folks in that college-age range who prioritize the use of substances and development of social relationships over academic or vocational pursuits," said David Arnold with CADE.
The survey found 13.9 percent of college students reported daily and near daily use (15 or more days per month) of marijuana. Arnold said they are also seeing more students reporting using pot two to five times per day. Read more.