Marijuana or Cannabis Sativa

Third only to alcohol and tobacco, marijuana is the most popular and widely used drug in the United States.

Here are some important points to consider:

  • According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, over the last two decades marijuana has become increasingly more powerful, most significantly in states where it has been legalized for recreational use.
  • Regular marijuana use impairs short-term memory, decreases motivation, and compromises the ability to learn and organize complex information. If you or a friend are becoming concerned about your marijuana use or just have questions, you can find help at McWell or the University Counseling Center.

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