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April 21, 2017

First-time Marijuana Use in College at Highest Level in 30 Years

Results from a new Monitoring the Future study show a sharp increase in first-time use of marijuana during college: the probability of past-year marijuana use for college students averages 17% to 22% from 1977 to 2012 and increased to 51% in 2015. The lead author, Richard Miech, said, “”College students were at the vanguard of marijuana use in the 1960s and it seems they are in position to usher in new increases in population marijuana use today.”

Report in the University Record

Article in the American Journal of Public Health