Skip to comments.Pot connection? Colorado schools deny spike in applications sparked by marijuana law
Posted on 03/13/2014 2:41:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Colorado colleges and universities have seen a dramatic jump in applications, including from out of state, following the legalization of marijuana, but officials insist there’s no drug connection.
Applications to the University of Colorado are up 30 percent since Amendment 64 made recreational pot legal, according to Director of Admissions Kevin MacLennan. But while several marijuana advocates told FoxNews.com it is hardly surprising that the Centennial State would become a mecca for college-bound tokers, MacLennan disagrees.
“We aren’t getting a lot of questions about this,” MacLennan said, referring to the new law.
He said a better explanation for the rise in applications is increased recruitment at high schools across the country and abroad and the university’s adoption of the Common Application, which facilitates students’ ability to apply to multiple schools around the nation using a single form.
“Some of the kids I’ve talked to back home think it’s a big deal, like ‘Oh my god, you can smoke legally.’”
- Kate Brickley, University of Colorado senior from Oakland, Calif.
Colorado College has also seen a rise in applications, but Mark Hatch, vice president for enrollment, said it is part of a longer-term trend.
“This year is no different, so there is no evidence that our increase [is tied] to Amendment 64,” Hatch told FoxNews.com in an email.
Hatch fears the new pot law could actually be a drag on applications, as out-of-state parents reject the idea of their tuition money going up in smoke.
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PARENTS: Forget it. We're on to you.
No connection *cough* *cough*
But slippery slopes are like that.
Send them all to Colorado then quarantine the state.
Did the School of Agriculture at CSU see a rise in applications?
>> Applications to the University of Colorado are up 30 percent since Amendment 64 made recreational pot legal...
Yeah, Mom & Dad - only $40,000/year for CU Boulder and your junior “Dopin’ Dan” (apologies to Robert Crumb) can legally drool his way through two semesters and a summer school session before he’s kicked out. (I know; don’t ask...)
Side note - In the Orlando, FL market, Colorado is the laughingstock in car dealer commercials: “Wow, man; great price; did you go to Colorado, too?”
Who didn’t see that one coming.
I know at CU out of staters are limited to 25% of the total student population by state law. Just don’t think stoners have what it takes to get admitted to CU. First it was skiing now its MJ.
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