N.D. college students boozing less, smoking more potA new report says North Dakota college students are drinking less and smoking more marijuana.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A new report says North Dakota college students are drinking less and smoking more marijuana.
The study used information gathered last year from almost 4,000 students in North Dakota's 11 public colleges and Jamestown College in Jamestown, N.D. The numbers were compared to a similar survey done two years ago.
Study coordinator Jane Frisch says students are having fewer drinks per week and drinking less often. Almost 30 percent of students said they hadn't had a drink in a month.
Incidents of having five or more drinks in one sitting dropped from almost 51 percent to about 48 percent.
Student pot smoking rose slightly to 23.5 percent. Frisch says the national rate is about 31 percent.
Frisch says alcohol and drug education on campuses is having an impact.