Overall, adult marijuana use has been stable over time. However, comparing young adults, 18-25 year olds, to those 26 and over, young adults are significantly more likely to using marijuana in the last month. To see this comparison, click on this indicator to make it full screen, then click the Toggle Comparison button.
According to Vermont Young Adult Survey Data in 2014 for Chittenden County 18-25 year olds have easy access and low perception of risk of harm in regards to marijuana. When asked how easy it is to get marijuana, 87% of young adults said it was either very easy or somewhat easy. When asked how much people risk harming themselves when smoking marijuana weekly, 78% of young adults responded either no risk or slight risk. In the past 30 days, 44% of young adults in Chittenden County have used marijuana, which is significantly higher than the statewide average of 34%. Of the young adults who reported using marijuana in the past thirty days, 46% have used 20 or more days.