There are 44 Colleges in the state of Nebraska and according to a new study, students at these colleges and schools across the country are putting down cigarettes in favor of joints.

A study found marijuana usage is growing among young adults.

Researchers looked at data from 2002 to 2016 to identify trends in smoking.

Marijuana increased in popularity among 18 to 22 year olds in college by nearly 8%.

By 2016 about 40% of young adults admitted to using the drug within the past year.

The study did not specify how those students were consuming pot.