Marijuana Use in Vermont

Data Brief: Marijuana Use in Vermont

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Prevalence of Use

Compared to other States, Vermont has:


Percent of population that has used marijuana in the past 30 days by age group (2010 / 2011)1
Chart: Percent of population that has used marijuana in past 30 days, by age group.

Perception of Harm

Only 34 percent of high school students thought people their age greatly risked harming themselves, physically or in other ways, if they smoked marijuana regularly.2

This is concerning because:

Among the 8% of adults who reported past-month marijuana use, 30% said they recently drove after use.4

Treatment

In state fiscal year 2011, over 1,400 Vermonters were treated for marijuana disorders3:

Among high school students, more students now report using marijuana than smoking cigarettes within the past month.2
Chart: Among high school students, more students now report using marijuana than smoking cigarettes.

Prevalence During Pregnancy

Data from the 2010 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System show that:

References

  1. 2009/2010 National Survey on Drug Use

  2. 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey for Vermont

  3. Department of Health 2012 Treatment Data

  4. 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

  5. 2010 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

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