The NCAA recently released a report on substance use habits for college athletes. Naturally, I skipped over all of the other substances and went straight to the data that had to deal with marijuana. Below is a summary of what the report said in regards to college athletes and marijuana:
- 22% of athletes claimed to have used marijuana in the past year
- Broken down by division, 29% of Division III athletes consumed marijuana in the last year, compared to 20% for Division II, and 16% for Division I
- 25% of male athletes consumed marijuana in the last year, compared to only 17% of female athletes
By far the sport where athletes consumed marijuana the most was lacrosse. Nearly half of college lacrosse players consumed marijuana in the last year (46.3%). The next closest sport was swimming (32.7%), followed by soccer (31%). Track (18.2%) and basketball (19%) were the lowest on the list of sports in the report. Long story short, if you are looking to toke up on a college campus with an athlete, hit the local Division III campus and look for lacrosse players!