According to studies performed by the Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003 and 2004, the total number of people ages 12 and older in the state of Colorado who used marijuana in the past year is 556,000. Of the 556,000, 75,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 181,000 past year marijuana users were of ages 18 to 25 and 300,000 were 26 and older. Total use of marijuana in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 313,000. 38,000 were ages 12 to 17, 107,000 were 18-25 and 168,000 were age 26 or older.
Marijuana use in Colorado is legal as long as someone has a state medical marijuana registry card, but there are certain laws that need to be followed. The rules are as follows: no smoking it in plain sight or open place in public, you can't operate a motor vehicle and you can't put anyone's health in danger. These laws however do not protect the card holder. They can be prosecuted and arrested even if they have a registered card, employers are not required to tolerate the use of medical marijuana or exempt them from drug testing and can still be fired and could be in violation of their rental or lease agreement with the landlord and must risk taking the chance to inform them of their medical marijuana use.
Marijuana rehab and treatment centers in Colorado convince others that they have a disease and are sick, but there are non-12 step programs out there that will help change those thoughts you have into positive ways of thinking.
You have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Marijuana. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in Colorado and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose St Jude's as your program, at least let us tell you one thing. You and only you can make change possible. You are not diseased, and your current circumstances do not need to dictate the course of your life from this moment forward. When you can call a Marijuana treatment center you will most likely talk to a caring person, but with the wrong message, being that addiction is a disease. Remember that no matter what you decide... you can change