Govt Survey: 60 Percent of High School Seniors Don't View Marijuana as Harmful

National Institute of Health troubled by lack of misinformation


The amount of high school students who regularly smoke marijuana is significantly on the rise, while the percentage of students who see any risk from the habit has dropped dramatically.

A 2013 National Institute of Health (NIH) survey entitled "Monitoring the Future" finds that only 39.5 percent of 12th grade students view regular marijuana use as harmful – a decrease from last year's 44.1 percent. Sixty percent don't view regular marijuana use as harmful.