John Schulenberg of MTF

Schulenberg says likelihood of regular pot use among college students is one-third of that for noncollege counterparts

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"UM: Pot use among college students at 30-year high" - Detroit News. 9/5/2018.

John Schulenberg says that Americans' increasing acceptance of marijuana use and its growing availability have fueled a 30-year high in use among young adults aged 19 to 22. And this is a problem in terms of daily use, says Schulenberg, because "the scientific evidence is pretty clear that this gets in the way of things, and it can be associated with, if not contributing to, a decline in mental health." The analysis of 2017 Montoring the Future study data also found that high school graduates who did not enroll full-time in two- or four-year colleges regularly used marijuana at a rate that was almost 3 times higher than that of college-enrolled young adults (13.2% vs. 4.4%). Schulenberg is particularly concerned about continuous heavy use among college-age people, which he says increases the likelihood that "their health and wellness and happiness are probably not as high as those who do not use or do not continue to use."

Related 2017 MTF report on drug use trends

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John E. Schulenberg

Additional Media Coverage:

"Marijuana Use Still High Among College Students" - Inside Higher Ed. 9/5/2018.

"College students' marijuana use at 30-year high (video)" - Good Morning America. 9/5/2018.

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