No sport has athletes that are more likely to use marijuana than lacrosse and that goes for both the men and the women.
According to recent NCAA research, 21.9% of college athletes have smoked marijuana in the past year. The highest rate belongs to men’s lacrosse athletes with 46% have used marijuana in the past year, nearly twice the rate of football players (24%) and more than twice the rate of men’s basketball players (19%). The highest rate among women’s sports is also lacrosse (21%).
The NCAA also concluded that two-thirds of the athletes that say they have used marijuana in the past year do not use the drug during their sport’s season. Also, the overall rate (21.9%) of marijuana use by athletes is nearly one-third less than college students overall (32.0%).
Read the full report at NCAA.org.
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