(HealthDay)—A new survey of workers in pot-friendly Colorado finds the food service industry is the most likely to have employees who use marijuana.
The study used 2014-2015 survey data involving more than 10,000 adult workers from across Colorado, which is one of 29 states that have legalized marijuana for recreational and/or medicinal uses.
Workers from various industries were asked if they’d used marijuana or hashish at least once over the past month. The study was led by Roberta Smith, of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Overall, her team found that 14.6 percent of all workers said they’d used marijuana recently. However, the rate of pot use varied greatly by age and by job type.
For example, nearly 30 percent of younger workers—those between 18 and 25—answered “yes” to the marijuana-use question.
But that number fell to just under 19 percent for…