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How Many Teens Smoke Marijuana?


Updated April 08, 2014

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Question: How Many Teens Smoke Marijuana?
Answer: Teens who smoke marijuana tend to think that "everyone" is doing it, perhaps because everyone in their circle of friends is smoking weed. But, the evidence tells another story.

In 2012, according to NIDA's Monitoring the Future study, only 6.5% of 8th graders, 17.0% of 10th graders, and 22.9% of 12th graders had used marijuana in the 30 days prior to taking the survey.

Teens who report daily marijuana use are a much smaller number. In 2012, only 6.5% of 12th graders reported smoking weed daily.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Marijuana." DrugFacts Updated January 2014

National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Want to Know More?- Some FAQs about Marijuana." Marijuana: Facts for Teens Updated October 2013

National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Marijuana." Research Report Series Updated July 2012

The Partnership at DrugFree.org. "Marijuana." Drug Guide. Accessed April 2014.

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