Reduce the proportion of adolescents who used marijuana in the past month — SU‑06

Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
7.4 percent (2019)

5.8 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

6.7 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 years reported use of marijuana in the past 30 days in 2018

Reduce the proportion of adolescents reporting use of marijuana during the past 30 days

Target-Setting Method


Marijuana use in adolescents is linked to negative educational, financial, and mental health outcomes. Computer-based interventions, behavioral therapy, treatment for mental health conditions, and programs that combine social and emotional learning with parent and teacher training may help reduce marijuana use in adolescents.