Title

Marijuana tolerance at UOP.

Poster Number

17

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

Utilizing Borgardus' Social Distance Scale in a unique manner, this study measures the "social distance" of tolerance concerning marijuana usage on the UOP campus. In our study we attempted to examine how University of the Pacific students felt about the use of marijuana and to identify the social characteristics of those who were the most tolerant. We focused on a comparison of students who live on and off campus, as the 2001 New Hampshire Higher Education Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Survey found that students who lived off campus used significantly more tobacco, alcohol and marijuana. We also asked participants in our survey for various other demographic criteria which we hope can be used in further research of drug tolerance. In general, the results of this study indicated that off campus students have a higher tolerance of drug usage than do those who reside in campus dorms, apartments or Greek housing.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

26-4-2003 9:00 AM

End Date

26-4-2003 5:00 PM

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Marijuana tolerance at UOP.

Pacific Geosciences Center

Utilizing Borgardus' Social Distance Scale in a unique manner, this study measures the "social distance" of tolerance concerning marijuana usage on the UOP campus. In our study we attempted to examine how University of the Pacific students felt about the use of marijuana and to identify the social characteristics of those who were the most tolerant. We focused on a comparison of students who live on and off campus, as the 2001 New Hampshire Higher Education Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Survey found that students who lived off campus used significantly more tobacco, alcohol and marijuana. We also asked participants in our survey for various other demographic criteria which we hope can be used in further research of drug tolerance. In general, the results of this study indicated that off campus students have a higher tolerance of drug usage than do those who reside in campus dorms, apartments or Greek housing.