Colorado occupations where people use the most cannabis

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a study that lists the occupations in which marijuana use is the most common.

In a group of 10,169 adults in the state, 14.6% self-reported current marijuana use.

On the top of that list? Not surprising for anyone who has worked in these industries: food services took the number one space with 30.1% prevalence of current marijuana use, followed by artists at number two with 28.3%.

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The study looked at the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 2014 and 2015. It was authored by Roberta Smith, Katelyn E. Hall, Paul Etkind, Mike Van Dyke and is the first study of its kind to use BRFSS data to describe self-reported marijuana use in occupations.

Here’s the percentage of marijuana users among Colorado eligible adults, ranked by industry: 

Accommodation and Food Services – 30.1%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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