Pictured: Veteran Sean Azzariti makes Colorado’s first legal purchase on January 1, 2014
A recent state survey conducted by Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment concluded that 13.6% of adults in the Rocky Mountain High state use a form of marijuana.
Moreover, about a 1/3 (or a little more than 4%) of Colorado’s adults said they use cannabis on a daily basis–which actually seems like a low number. It’s unclear how large and what demographic this 2014 survey’s sample size covered (and what age bracket most respondents are located within).
While unsurprising that nearly 14% of adults regularly consume cannabis, that number feels slightly low, and if you polled adults aged 21-35, that number would probably be far closer to the 30-40% range.
Somehow, only have of the state’s residents (48.9%) say they’ve ever consumed cannabis throughout their lives–which seems hard to believe.
Regardless, it’s clear that legal marijuana has hit home in the best of ways and shows no signs of slowing down.