Marijuana use by US college students up, highest in 35 years

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FILE – This Aug. 15, 2019 file photo shows a marijuana plant in an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. A survey released on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 says U.S. college students are using marijuana at the highest rates in 35 years. Marijuana use continues to be higher in college-age adults than any other age group. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A new report finds college students in the U.S. are using marijuana at the highest rates in 35 years.

According to the University of Michigan, report released Thursday, about 43% of full-time college students said they used some form of pot at least once in the past year. About 25% said they used marijuana at least once in the previous month.

Those are the highest levels seen in the annual survey since 1983.

College-age adults are the biggest users of marijuana than any other age group. Use among U.S. high school students has been flat for a few years.

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