Teens Love Weed


The results are in: Teens are inhaling The Good Plant like never before.

That’s according to a new report that showed high school students are more likely to say they’ve 420 blazed it in the past thirty days than engaged in binge drinking.


To come up with the findings, Project Know—an addiction referral website—parsed survey data from state and federal agencies. The group found that teen binge drinking is on the decline, where herb inhalation is on the up and up. The study also found that American teens are smoking way more of the devil’s lettuce than European teens.

“Nationally, 20% of American high school students used marijuana within the last month, a rate much greater than that seen in most European nations,” the report reads. “Only two countries, Spain (20%) and France (24%), equaled or exceeded the recent usage rates of U.S. students. Elsewhere, rates of 10% or less were the norm.”

The Washington Post broke down the study, showing that coastal states have a higher teen to ganja ratio:

Here are the five states with the highest percentage of high school students who reporting smoking marijuana in the past 30 days:

  1. D.C., 32.2 percent
  2. New Mexico, 27.8 percent
  3. Washington, 26.7 percent
  4. Connecticut, 26 percent
  5. Vermont 25.7 percent

Here at the five states with the highest percentage of high school students who reported binge drinking in the past 30 days:

  1. West Virginia, 24.4 percent
  2. Montana, 23.5 percent
  3. New Jersey, 23 percent
  4. Iowa, 23 percent
  5. Arkansas 22.9 percent

This is probably a good thing, considering too much alcohol can lead to major injuries and death, whereas too much weed might make you slightly uncomfortable.

[Washington Post]

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