Does marijuana affect academic performance in college?
Published on Oct 26, 2016
Marijuana use has grown more common in people of all ages, but some are concerned about the affect it has on academics and work ethic in students. Inhale Labs' performed a study this year to find the answer to the question: Does marijuana affect academic performance in college? Over the last 9 years, near-daily use of marijuana (20+ times a month) has gone from 3.5% to 10.1% (2007-2016) in college students, but has the increase in daily users caused a drop in overall performance? The data from the study is showing that a large number of students can both use cannabis and complete assignments, go to class, study, and even take exams while high. These students are combating the stereotype that mariuana users are lazy and cannot perform normal functions while under the influence. The GPA of near-daily users is reported as an average of 3.2.
The study also found that 87 percent of those using marijuana daily or near daily have completed an assignment under the influence of marijuana in the prior 3 months. It was also found that 69 percent have gone to class under the influence in the prior 3 months and 62 percent have studied for an exam under the influence in the prior 6 months. A whopping one in five have taken an exam under the influence in the prior 3 months.
The average self reported GPA of all college students is 3.1. The average self reported GPA of students classified as daily or near daily users is 3.2.âÂ€Â‹