CU Boulder barely cracks the top 10 in weed use because students are all dabbing now
CU administrators must be jumping in their little road-bike shorts over the news that Princeton Review ranked University of Colorado No. 10 on its annual ‘Reefer Madness’ list which compiles student answers to one question: “How widely is marijuana used at your school?”
Ithaca College in New York came in No. 1 for the second straight year, which is bullshit because New York doesn't even have legal, smokeable medical marijuana (it just has a shitty medical weed plan where people can use non-smokeable products only). Considering that last year CU was ranked No. 7 and the year Amendment 64 passed (2012) it was ranked No. 1, this is an ostensible "step in the right direction" for CU officials — but it's not really. It’s nothing more than a gimmick for administrators.
Sadly, this review is as outdated as the actual Reefer Madness campaign it so coyly references. The only people concerned with this list are the Deans and accountants wondering how to continue branding the school to raise more money.
Wanna know what we think? CU Boulder students aren't smoking weed anymore because they’re actually moving on to concentrates and tinctures, edibles and vape pens. East Coast students overpay for marijuana that’s being shipped from illegal grows based in Colorado. We know their dealer.
As we all know, CU administrators have keeled over backwards to remove the stigma of a weed and party school ever since Farrand Field Smoke Out turned into Norlin Quad 4/20. They even went as far as dumping fish emulsion on the lawn day of the gathering and banning all visitors on campus.
What administrators haven’t removed is the funding for athletic buildings — even in the face of overall diminished federal funding over the past decade, which is why they've raised tuition so much that only wealthy children of oil barons named Camilletta can afford to go to school at CU. But then again, they did just come in No.17 on Princeton’s list of best athletic facilities; chalk it up as another step in the right direction ... for the administration. To be clear, that's not the students. It's never really about the students, is it?
So, sorry Princeton Review, but your lists are now part of the echo chamber of the Internet catching the interests of the wrong people; the administrators that have turned education into business and therefore trip over themselves to make sure their “brand” doesn’t get tarnished and their revenue stream doesn’t evaporate like the marijuana smoke they’re so staunchly against.