(Above the Law, Dec. 31) As Colorado enters its third year of legalized marijuana use, the state is also witnessing a growth of homeless youth. Like Washington State, also a state with legalized marijuana, Colorado is one of the top three states with the largest increase in youth homelessness from 2013 to 2014. Colorado's grew by 27 percent in just one year. Denver residents who are familiar with an area called "Stoner Hill" know it's where homeless youth hang out and smoke weed in increasing numbers. It's not surprise, since Colorado is now ranked number one for regular marijuana use among youth, according to a survey released by the Department of Health and Human Services. It soared from its ranking of 14th place, not coincidentally in pace with its legalization. READ MORE.