In a trend that coincided with the pandemic, marijuana use among college students in 2020 reached levels not seen since the 1980s. That’s according to the latest research from Monitoring the Future — an annual survey that looks at drug and alcohol use among the nation’s young people. Below, Jason R. Kilmer and Christine M. Lee — both University of Washington researchers who study marijuana use among college students — explain some of the reasons behind the trend, and some of its consequences.
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Why is marijuana so popular among college students as of late?
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