Daily Marijuana Use By College Students Surpasses Cigarettes For The First Time

OHIO: More college students are using marijuana daily than smoking cigarettes, according to a national survey released Tuesday.

One in 17 students report using marijuana 20 or more times in the past 30 days in 2014, according to the annual survey of students by University of Michigan researchers.

The 5.9 percent rate is the highest since 1980, when the national survey about drug, alcohol and cigarette use was first conducted.

In 2007 the daily or near-daily rate of use was 3.5 percent.

“It’s clear that for the past seven or eight years there has been an increase in marijuana use among the nation’s college students,” Lloyd Johnston, the principal investigator of the study, said in a statement. “And this largely parallels an increase we have been seeing among high school seniors.”