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Past Month Marijuana Use 2016 2016, monitoring the future, marijuana use, youth use

Past-Month Marijuana Use Mostly Steady 
From 1996 to 2016, past-month marijuana use was mostly steady among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders.

In 2016, past-month use for each grade was:

12th grade: 22.5%
10th grade: 14.0%
8th grade: 5.4%

68.9 percent of high school seniors do not view regular marijuana smoking as harmful, but 68.5 percent say they disapprove of regular marijuana smoking.

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DrugFacts—Monitoring the Future Survey: High School and Youth Trends monitoring the future, 2016, youth usage

This year, daily marijuana use exceeded cigarette use among 10th (2.5 vs. 1.9 percent) as well as 12th (6.0 vs. 4.8 percent) graders.

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Let's Be Clear Georgia Georgia, monitoring the future 3
More College Students Use Marijuana Daily, Study Finds college, monitoring the future

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Daily pot smoking on U.S. college campuses at 35-year high: study college, monitoring the future

The percentage of college students using any illicit drug also rose to 41 percent in 2014, compared to 34 percent in 2006, an increase driven mostly by the uptick in marijuana use, the study said.
In 2014, 35 percent of 19-to-22-year-old high school graduates said they thought regular marijuana use was dangerous compared to 55 percent in 2006, the study said.

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Marijuana use surpasses cigarette use in US college students college, tobacco, monitoring the future

"There is some more welcome news for parents as they send their children off to college this fall. Perhaps the most important is that 5 out of every 10 college students have not used any illicit drug in the past year, and more than three-quarters have not used any in the prior month."
Alongside regular users, the number of occasional marijuana users has also increased. Between 2006 and 2014, the percentage of students who reported using marijuana once or more in the prior 30 days increased from 17% to 21%. During the same period, the percentage reporting use in the past year increased from 30% to 34%.

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Monitoring the Future Survey, Overview of Findings 2014 monitoring the future, perception, harm, Statistical Reports

   
http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/monitoring-future-figures-2014 

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Monitoring the Future- Perception of Harm monitoring the future, perception, youth
  • Most Marijuana Use Begins in Adolescence: 78% of the 2.4 million people who began using in the last year were aged 12 to 20.
  • As perception of harm decreases, teen marijuana use increases.
  • Every Day, 3,287 Teens Use Marijuana for the First Time
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