Some Colorado students are taking higher education a little too literally.

Michael McGrady reports at the College Fix.

Going to pot: Colorado colleges up in smoke

The Princeton Review recently debuted its 2016 “best of” edition, which includes its “Reefer Madness” category – or the best colleges for students who love to smoke pot.

The list was based on how 136,000 students at 380 colleges the Review surveyed answered: “How wide is use of marijuana at your college?” Among colleges that made the Top Ten are the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado College, perhaps no surprise in the wake of the state’s legalization of the possession, sale and use of recreational marijuana.

Some have argued the legalization of recreational pot endangers the higher education institutions in the state, creating an acceptance of a federally illegal drug as a norm.

But far before the statewide decision, colleges like CU Boulder and Colorado College, both highly revered institutions, played host to student-led acts such as “smoke outs” or protests “to end the prohibition” of pot. Indeed, for the last several years both colleges have been ranked high on the “Reefer Madness” list.

At least five colleges in Colorado contacted by The College Fix stated they maintain strict no-pot campus policies, but as Princeton Review indicates, the success of those regulations are hazy.

Colorado College – No. 9 on the 2016 Refer Madness Lists – states in its policy that: “All marijuana use is prohibited, even if the intended purpose is for medicinal reasons.” That’s off-campus, too.

“CC is dedicated to providing the finest liberal arts education in the country and we believe that marijuana use conflicts with this mission,” a spokesman told The College Fix in an email.

The same defense comes from CU Boulder, ranked No. 7 on Refer Madness. Boulder’s policy states medical and recreational weed is strictly prohibited on campus.