The University of Vermont blazed to the top of the Princeton Review Rankings list of Colleges with Reefer Madness.

The list is based on student responses to the question: “How widely is marijuana used at your school?” It represents a tally of data from surveys of 140,000 students at all of schools in the Princeton Review book, The Best 385 Colleges, which was published in August 2019.

Two other Vermont colleges — Champlain College and Marlboro College — were also high on the list for top marijuana use.

The Princeton Review publishes 62 college ranking lists annually based on student experiences with health services, politics, extracurriculars and more.

Half of the 20 colleges listed are located in states where marijuana is legal. Except for Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, the remainder of ranked schools are in states where marijuana is decriminalized and legal for medical use.

Marijuana became legal in the Green Mountain State on July 1, 2018 for people 21 years and up. Vermont’s law does not address how residents could obtain marijuana.

More: Vermont’s legal marijuana law: What you should know

Contact Sadie Housberg at or 802-660-1845. Follow her on Twitter at @HousbesrgSadie.

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