Log Out The capitol building in Denver, Colorado.(Photo: AP/Coloradoan library)Buy Photo The youth-risk surveys are sent every other year to randomly selected middle and high school students and are used to chart risk behaviors such as smoking, drinking and bringing guns to school.
The anonymous surveys have been done since 1991.
Kevin Lundberg, one of the Legislature’s main budget-writers.
Lawmakers have to trim hundreds of millions from Colorado’s $27 billion overall budget — including a massive proposed hit of about $500 million to hospitals — so it’s uncertain whether the survey will attract much attention as lawmakers hammer out the details over the next couple of weeks.
The survey is frequently pointed to as evidence that youth pot use hasn’t gone up since legalization, though children’s perception of pot’s dangers have dipped, possibly foretelling higher use in the future.