Percentage of high school students who ever used marijuana as of 2017, by gender and ethnicity

U.S. students who used marijuana, by gender and ethnicity This statistic shows the share of American high school students in grades 9 to 12 who stated they have ever used marijuana as of 2017, by gender and ethnicity. During the survey, 40.5 percent of male student respondents with a black, non-Hispanic background stated they have used marijuana one or more times during their life.
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All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female35.9%32.1%44.9%42.7%
Male35.2%31.7%40.5%42.1%
Total35.6%32%42.8%42.4%
All races / ethnicitiesWhite (non-Hispanic)Black (non-Hispanic)Hispanic
Female35.9%32.1%44.9%42.7%
Male35.2%31.7%40.5%42.1%
Total35.6%32%42.8%42.4%
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This statistic shows the share of American high school students in grades 9 to 12 who stated they have ever used marijuana as of 2017, by gender and ethnicity. During the survey, 40.5 percent of male student respondents with a black, non-Hispanic background stated they have used marijuana one or more times during their life.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 2016 to December 2017
Number of respondents
14,956 respondents
Special properties
Used marijuana one or more times during their life
Method of interview
Questionnaire
Supplementary notes
The survey was conducted at all regular public and private schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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