Availability of marijuana as perceived by U.S. 12th graders 1975-2019

This statistic shows the trend of marijuana availability in U.S. schools, from 1975 to 2019. In 2019, 78.4 percent of all respondents in the 12th grade stated that Marijuana is "fairly easy" or "very easy" to obtain.

Availability of marijuana as perceived by 12th graders in the U.S. from 1975 to 2019*

Percentage saying “fairly easy” or “very easy” to get
201978.4%
201879.7%
201779.8%
2016 81%
2015 79.5%
2014 81.3%
2013 81.4%
2012 81.6%
2011 82.2%
2010 82.1%
2009 81.1%
2008 83.9%
2007 83.9%
2006 84.9%
2005 85.6%
2004 85.8%
2003 87.1%
2002 87.2%
2001 88.5%
2000 88.5%
1995 88.5%
1990 84.4%
1985 85.5%
1980 89%
197587.8%
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1975 to 2019

Special properties

12th-grade students

Supplementary notes

* Percentage of 12th graders saying that it is “fairly easy” or “very easy” to get marijuana.
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991).

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