What is the current trend in marijuana usage among high school students?

Expert Answers info

belarafon eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2011

write2,867 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Science, and History

As a relatively safe (compared to harder drugs) and easy-to-buy gateway drug, Marijuana is common in high schools and among teenagers. Marijuana use is increasing in high schools, especially now that many states are voting to legalize and regulate it, similar to alcohol and tobacco. According to drugabuse.gov:

In 2011, 7.2 percent of 8th graders, 17.6 percent of 10th graders, and 22.6 percent of 12th graders used marijuana in the past month, up from 5.7 percent, 14.2 percent, and...

(The entire section contains 240 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial

Ask a Question