UVM high in college weed rankings — in fact it’s No. 1

Aug 11, 2019 by

Two other Vermont schools made Princeton Review’s national list: Marlboro College ranked ninth, and Champlain College ranked 14th.

UVM students take part last April in the annual 4/20 event on campus. Photo by Stephan Toljan/Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont is moving higher in the Princeton Review Rankings — as the top school for marijuana use.

In a survey of 140,000 students at 385 schools, respondents were asked the question: “How widely is marijuana used at your school?” Most colleges that made the list are located in states where marijuana is legal.

UVM placed No. 1 in the rankings, followed by Pitzer College in Claremont, California, the University of Rhode Island, Wesleyan University and Skidmore College.

Two other Vermont schools made the list: Marlboro College ranked ninth, and Champlain College ranked 14th.

The Princeton Review annually surveys students at colleges across the country to compile rankings on everything from academics and financial aid to party culture and extracurriculars.

The ranking comes a year after Vermont lawmakers passed legislation to legalize personal possession of an ounce of marijuana and the cultivation of two plants. But the Legislature has yet to move forward with a tax and regulate system for pot.

Smoking cannabis remains illegal in public places under state law, including the UVM campus. But that hasn’t stopped students from lighting up in a crowd of around 100 students each year on April 20 to celebrate 4/20.

Each year a cloud of smoke can be seen on the university’s Redstone Campus. The event has been a regular feature of campus life since the 1990s.

Campus police have issued citations in the past, but generally permit the gathering to occur, according to the Vermont Cynic, UVM’s campus newspaper.

Source: UVM high in college weed rankings — in fact it’s No. 1 – VTDigger

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