Marijuana use in col­lege at high­est rate since 1983

The Morning Call - - NATION & WORLD -

NEW YORK — U.S. col­lege stu­dents are us­ing marijuana at the high­est rates in 35 years, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased Thurs­day.

About 43% of full-time col­lege stu­dents said they used some form of pot at least once in the past year, up from 38%, a Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan sur­vey found. About 25% said they did so in the pre­vi­ous month, up from 21%.

The lat­est fig­ures are the high­est lev­els seen in the an­nual sur­vey since 1983.

About 6% of col­lege stu­dents said they used marijuana 20 or more times in the past month. For adults the same age who weren’t en­rolled in col­lege, the fig­ure was 11%.

Col­lege-age adults are the big­gest users of marijuana of any age group. Use among high school stu­dents has been flat for a few years.

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