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Student use of marijuana increases in Idaho
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More students are using marijuana according to new data from Idaho’s Department of Education. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey sampled more than 1,700 students last year in 48 randomly selected Idaho public high schools.

18.8% of those students say they’ve used marijuana one or more times during the past 30 days. That number has increased from their 2009 data when 13.7% of students said they’ve used marijuana.

For lifetime use, 35% of students say they’ve used marijuana at least once during their lifetime. Other drugs saw little change in the new data for lifetime use. Methamphetamine usage stayed unchanged at 3% while ecstasy use increased slightly from 6% in 2009 to 9% in 2011.

Online: You can read the full survey results at the state’s website including statistics regarding violent behaviour, alcohol, sex and diet.

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