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Student marijuana use by grade in Vermont

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Definition and Source



Percent of students who reported using marijuana in the past 30 days, by grade.

Data Source


The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle and high schools in Vermont.  The survey seeks to monitor trends in student health and risk behaviors.  The indicators as a whole reflect a broad definition of youth well-being.  Not only do the indicators monitor behaviors associated with negative health and psychological outcomes, but they also measure "developmental assets" - internal resources and skills, as well as community, school, and other institutional supports.  These assets foster the development of thriving young adults. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Prior to 2011, the survey was completed by students in grades 8-12.  In 2011, the survey split into a high school survey (students in grades 9-12) and a middle school survey (students in grades 6-8).  The data here is presented by individual grade level to show trends across the two groups. 

Updated August 2020.  2021 survey data will be released in 2023.

Last Updated

August 2020