Marijuana use by US college students up, highest in 35 years

Published: Sep. 5, 2019 at 6:40 PM EDT
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(9/5/2019) - A new report finds college students in the U.S. are using marijuana at the highest rates in 35 years.

According to the University of Michigan report released Thursday, about 43% of full-time college students said they used some form of pot at least once in the past year. About 25% said they used marijuana at least once in the previous month.

Those are the highest levels seen in the annual survey since 1983.

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

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