Marijuana use among college students reaches new high

Daily marijuana use among US college students reaches new 40-year high

National study also shows increases in hallucinogen use, reaching highest level among college students since early 1980s

Daily marijuana use increased in 2020 to an all-time high among U.S. college students over the past four decades, according to the University of Michigan’s annual national Monitoring the Future panel study.

In addition, the annual use of hallucinogens—including LSD and psilocybin mushrooms—increased among college students last year, reaching the highest level since 1982.

Daily marijuana use—defined as using on 20 or more occasions in the past 30 days—increased to 7.9 percent in 2020 among 19-to-22-year-old full-time college students, showing a significant increase of 3.3 percentage points over the past five years. Among same-aged young adults not in college, daily use was 13% in 2020.

The ongoing MTF study has been tracking college students and same-aged youth not in college


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