How Often Coloradans Smoke Pot, Sniff Cocaine and More According to the Feds

More than 12 percent of Coloradans use illegal drugs every month. That's among the Colorado-specific findings of a report from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health. The stats are drawn from 2011 and 2012, which may make them a little behind the curve: As the Washington Post points out, the figures show that Rhode Island is the top state for marijuana use, with Colorado placing sixth. But the data still provides a fascinating glimpse into our use of and attitudes about marijuana, cocaine and more. Check out the photo-illustrated results below.

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Past Month Illicit Drug Use 12+ (Coloradans age twelve and above): 12.24 percent

12-17 (Coloradans age twelve through seventeen): 13.17 percent

18-25 (Coloradans age eighteen through 25): 29.75 percent

26+ (Coloradans age 26 or older): 9.18 percent

18+ (Coloradans age eighteen or older): 12.15 percent

Past Year Marijuana Use 12+: 16.22 percent

12-17:17.64 percent

18-25: 39.39 percent

26+:12.14 percent

18+:16.08 percent

Continue for more statistics about Coloradans' use of and attitudes toward marijuana, cocaine and more.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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