Changes in College Students’ Cannabis Consumption
College students experienced a vast life disruption when COVID-19 hit the U.S. Researchers at Brown University, in collaboration with Helene White, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Sociology at the Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies at Rutgers University, conducted a recent study looking specifically at the impact the pandemic had on cannabis consumption in college students, examining both prevalence and type, as well as frequency of use. The study found a general decline in use, although frequency of use in general did not change for those who maintained using. Living arrangement seemed to be one of the main reasons why a decline in use was seen across all types of consumption. Living with parents was associated with less frequent cannabis use.