Colorado Medical Marijuana Use Most Prominent In Mountain Counties

12/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The ski communities of Summit County, San Miguel County and Pitkin County are some of the youngest, fittest and healthiest counties in Colorado.

So it would stand to reason that those counties would have the lowest rates of registered medical marijuana users. After all, use of medical marijuana, approved by voters in 2000, is limited to patients with debilitating medical conditions, including cancer, HIV and glaucoma.

And yet medical marijuana use in these mountain communities is twice the state average, as measured by per capita number of medical marijuana cardholders in each county.

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