The national outbreak of vaping associated lung injuries and deaths is still being investigated.

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.

CDC recommends that people DO NOT:

  • Use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC.
  • Buy any type of e-cigarette, or vaping, products off the street, particularly those containing THC.
  • Modify or add any substances to e-cigarette, or vaping, products that are not intended by the manufacturer, including products purchased through retail establishments.

Marijuana, also known as weed, pot, or cannabis, refers to the dried flowers of hemp plants that can be smoked. The main psychoactive chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The effects of marijuana use range from euphoria and relaxation, to anxiety or panic.

Marijuana Facts

   • 72% of UA students have not used marijuana in the past 30 days.1
• Marijuana use impairs judgement, motor control, and reaction time. This makes driving under the influence dangerous.2
• Marijuana has a documented negative effect on attention, memory, and learning.2


Marijuana SHADE

Campus Health provides a Student Health Alcohol & Drug Education (SHADE) program for students who are in violation of alcohol and marijuana policies at the UA. If you are interested in learning practical strategies to reduce your marijuana use, and are NOT in violation of campus policies, please call 520-621-5700 to learn more about the program.

Individual consultation and referral
Free individual consultations are available for UA students wanting to discuss alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues concerning themselves or their friends. Call (520) 621-3334 to set up a confidential meeting with a licensed professional.


DrugFacts: Marijuana


1. 2018 UA Health and Wellness Survey (n=5,438)
2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. DrugFacts: Marijuana. Revised February 2017.