Study finds more edible pot among Colorado teen users


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DENVER — New research has found some Colorado teenagers who use marijuana are shifting away from smoking it in favor of edible products.

About 78% of the Colorado high school students who reported consuming marijuana in 2017 said smoking was their usual method, down from 87% two years earlier.

The number of teens who usually consumed edible marijuana products climbed to about 10% from 2% in the same two-year span, while the number of users dabbing increased to about 7.5% from 4%.

The study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics is based on high schoolers’ responses to Colorado’s biennial health survey.

Research about the way young people consume marijuana products is limited.

The study’s lead author said Colorado’s survey provides valuable insight for public health researchers and regulators.

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