As a part of its annual college rankings, the Princeton Review has included the colleges that consume the most – and least – cannabis and just nine of the top 20 on the “Reefer Madness” list are in states with legalized cannabis.
The colleges that made the list come from responses to student surveys when asked, “How widely is marijuana used at your school?”
The University of Vermont in Burlington topped the list of cannabis-consuming colleges, while other Vermont institutions, Marlboro College and Champlain College, landed at number nine and 14 on the list, respectively.
In all, seven New York colleges made the list – the most of any state – with Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs ranking fifth, followed by Bard College (8), Sarah Lawrence College (12), State University of New York at Purchase (13), Ithaca College (17), and Syracuse University and Hamilton College rounding out the top 20.
Colleges from Colorado and California – which have perhaps the largest legal cannabis industries – had two colleges each on the Princeton Review list. Claremont, California’s Pitzer College landed at number 2, while the University of California, Santa Barbara was 10th. Colorado College and University of Colorado, Boulder were back-to-back at 15 and 16.
Other colleges from states with legal cannabis to make the list include Portland, Oregon’s Reed College (6) and the University of Maine (7).
The University of Rhode Island rounded out the top 3, while Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina was number 11 and University of Wisconsin, Madison was 18th – none of those states have legalized cannabis for adult use.
Military academies represented the top 3 schools on the “Don’t Inhale” list, which also includes as many California universities as the “Reefer Madness” list: Thomas Aquinas College (5) and Pepperdine University (18).
The “Don’t Inhale” list also includes several colleges from legal states, including Illinois’ Wheaton College (7) and Illinois Institute of Technology (15), Michigan institutions Calvin University (9) and Hillsdale College (14), and Boston, Massachusetts’ Simmons University (20).
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