January 12, 2015 | Number of The Day
Number of NJ adults who say they have smoked marijuana in the past year

A large number of New Jerseyans are no strangers to marijuana, but according to a recent federal survey
10 percent
of adults in the Garden State said they’ve used marijuana in the past year.

The 2013 survey, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, indicated that the highest rate of marijuana use was for adults between the ages of 18 and 25. It also reported that 12 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 17 said they used marijuana in the past year.

The same study showed Rhode Island having the highest rate of school-age children using marijuana, at 15 percent, followed by Colorado, at 14 percent.