Letís Talk About What is Legal

You Must Be 21

To use, purchase or possess weed you have to be 21 years or older. Anyone under 18 caught using weed may be subject to counseling and community service. Even if a friend or family member buys marijuana legally and gives it to you, they could get in trouble with the law for giving it to you.

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is legal if you are 18 years or older with a doctorís recommendation. Like using anotherís prescription medication, if you use someone elseís medical marijuana itís illegal, even if they offer it to you.

Driving High

Contrary to some beliefs out there, driving high does not make you a better driver. Marijuana can affect your reaction time, body movement, and judgment of time and depth. All things that are necessary to drive and if affected can make it more dangerous for you and other people on the road.

Letís Talk About Consequences

Job

Getting a job while youíre a teen is something that you should be proud of. Making extra money is amazing. However, if you break a drug-free work policy because you are using weed, it may cause you to lose your job. Plus, you jeopardize future opportunities: requesting job references, securing an even better job, and being able to list this job on your college application.

Break School Policy

Breaking school drug policy can result in removal from your sport's team and extracurricular activities, in addition to suspension, expulsion, and drug counseling. Itís an unnecessary series of headaches and frustrations that you donít need in your life.

Friends in circle of trust

Circle of Trust

Your family, friends, teachers, and coaches are all a part of your core support system . They trust you are making the best decisions to reach every goal you want to achieve. Using marijuana can cause you to lose that trust and using weed will get in the way of those goals.

 
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