Fed study says pot use by youth on rise in Colorado, leads nation

Pot smokers partake in smoking marijuana during the annual 420 celebration in Lincoln Park near the State Capitol in Denver, Colo., on April 20, 2015.

Pot smokers partake in smoking marijuana during the annual 420 celebration in Lincoln Park near the State Capitol in Denver, Colo., on April 20, 2015. (Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post file)

A federal study of marijuana use conducted in all 50 states shows that Colorado youth now leads the nation in “past-month” marijuana usage.

The survey, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), shows Colorado leads all states in regular marijuana use among youth, according to a Smart…

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