Marijuan ais always illegal on campus due to federal regulations. Even if you have a medical marijuana card.


  • 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.

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2021 Health & Wellness Survey

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.