University of Colorado denies application spike is due to marijuana


Last week, Fox News shared a piece suggesting that a jump in admissions at colleges across Colorado may be related to the passage of Amendment 64, which legalized retail pot sales.
Of course, eighteen-year-old college freshmen couldn’t take advantage of this law anyhow, since it only pertains to adults ages 21 and over. But even if this fact isn’t widely understood, one University of Colorado official has a very different explanation for his school’s admissions application jump — and it has nothing to do with weed.
Denver Westword has more.