LGBT High Schoolers Smoke Way More Pot

Feb 03, 2015 at 8:53 AM ET

Gay, lesbian or bisexual high school students in Colorado are much more likely than their self-reported heterosexual peers to have tried marijuana before the age of 13. They also smoke pot throughout high school in statistically significantly higher numbers.

According to a newly released study of marijuana use in Colorado over the past few years conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 19.9 percent of LGBT high school students say they tried pot before 13, while only 6.4 percent of heterosexual high school students say they did.

LGBT high school students are also almost twice as likely as heterosexual students to have ever tried pot or have used it in the last 30 days, according to the study.