Student Assistance
Marijuana Use

The legalization of marijuana has caused confusion about whether or not this substance is one that parents, school administrators, and youth should be concerned about. There are a few key facts that must be considered with thinking about marijuana use and youth. Click each fact to learn more.

  • When marijuana is purchased on the street, the user cannot be sure that the contents are pure; marijuana is sometimes laced with other very dangerous substances such as Fentanyl or PCP

***What Can Marijuana Be Laced With?***

  • Even in states where marijuana is legal, like Colorado, one must be 21 in order to make a legal purchase; youth may not purchase marijuana legally anywhere in America

***Examples of how Laws Restrict Youth Access to Marijuana***

  • Just because marijuana has been legalized in some states, this does not mean that it is safe for consumption; most people are aware of the significant risks that accompany use of alcohol and tobacco yet they are legal for use by adults

***Marijuana Facts***