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New Study Shows High Marijuana Use and Low Drinking for College Students

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 -- 10:00 AM

(Bob Hague, WRN) A new study shows college students reported record high marijuana use, and record low drinking in 2020.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, alcohol use among college students dipped from 62 percent in 2019 to 56 percent. The percentages reporting being drunk in the past month and reporting binge-drinking also declined.

Also according to the report, 44 percent of college students reported using marijuana in 2020, an increase from 38 percent in 2015. Researchers are unsure whether the pandemic may have driven the record in cannabis consumption.

Eighteen states have legalized recreational marijuana, 37 states have legalized it for medical purposes. Wisconsin allows neither.

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