Patterns of Co-occurring Modes of Marijuana Use Among Colorado High School Students

Kristin E. Schneider, Kayla N. Tormohlen, Ashley Brooks-Russell, Renee M. Johnson, Johannes Thrul

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Purpose: The purpose of the study was to understand how adolescents concurrently use different modes of marijuana consumption. Methods: Using data from the 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, we examined how modes of marijuana use (smoking/ingesting/vaping/dabbing/other)co-occur. We estimated the prevalence of all combinations of these modes among adolescents who reported past 30-day marijuana use (n = 3,618). We then estimated the prevalence of any use of each mode by each mode usually used. Results: Forty-one percent reported only smoking, another 10% reported smoking and dabbing, and 9.8% reported smoking and ingesting. Only about 10% used a combination of modes that did not include smoking. Smoking was the most common additional mode for all other usual modes of consumption. Conclusions: Smoking in combination with dabbing and/or ingesting were the most common multimode patterns of use. Nearly all adolescents who use marijuana smoke some or most of the time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-809
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019


  • Adolescent marijuana use
  • Marijuana
  • Modes of consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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