- If you choose to do any drug, make sure you do the drug and that the drug doesn’t do you.
- Most students want to make friends and connect with others. It can be easy to confuse the physical sensation of marijuana use (getting high) with real social connection.
- Marijuana has both short-term and long-term effects on the brain.
- Though marijuana is legal in AZ for those 21+, it is still not legal on campus, even if you have a medical marijuana card.
- Its use impairs judgment, motor control, and reaction time. This makes driving under the influence dangerous.
- Mixing marijuana with any other drug can have unpredictable negative results.
- Marijuana has a documented negative effect on attention, memory, motivation, and learning.
Knowledgeable decisions, about the recreational use of any psychoactive substance, inform our ability to reduce personal harm and negative impacts on others. Though perceived as safe by some, marijuana use has both short and long-term health risks.
Services & Resources at Campus Health
Free individual consultations are available for students wanting to discuss alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues concerning themselves or their friends. Call (520) 621-570 Student Health Alcohol & Drug Education (SHADE) Diversion Class 0 to set up a confidential meeting with a licensed professional.
Campus Health provides the SHADE program for students who are in violation of alcohol and marijuana policies at the UA. Find out more and/or enroll in a class here.
At CAPS, enrolled students can receive mental health care, including self-paced self-help, short-term counseling, short-term psychiatry, groups, and workshops.
In The News
Arizona Prop 207
Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping Products.
The latest findings suggest products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (like friends, family, or illicit dealers), are linked to most of the cases.
The CDC recommends that people DO NOT:
Modify or add any substances to e-cigarette, or vaping, products that are not intended by the manufacturer, including products purchased through retail establishments.
Buy any type of e-cigarette, or vaping, products off the street, particularly those containing THC.
Use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC.
81% of UA students have not used marijuana (smoked) in the past 30 days.
88% of UA students have not used marijuana (edibles) in the past 30 days.
84% of UA students have not used marijuana (vape) in the past 30 days.