Teen years are a time to explore and grow.
Don't let weed get in the way of your goals.
Keep your brain healthy.
You learn and remember better without weed.
Driving high can lead to a DUI
Marijuana use is shown to harm your:
- Reaction time
- Short-term memory
- Hand-eye coordination
- Perception of time and distance
Know the risks of marijuana
Underage marijuana use can impact more than your health. There are societal and legal consequences that can affect your goals and knowing the risks can help you make the best decisions for your future.
Toxic chemicals like acetaldehyde and formaldehyde are known to cause cancer and have been found in vapes. In addition, when vapes heat up, even more toxic chemicals are formed. People who vape aren’t breathing in harmless water vapor.
More Resources for You
Quitting can help you.
You can find treatment programs through the website findtreatment.samhsa.gov provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
You can also call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral hotline at
Treatment can help you, a friend, or someone you love get back to the person you or they once were.
Learn more about impacts to driving, school, addiction, and mental illness.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse shares facts about the risks of marijuana.
Read more about harmful effects from marijuana on your health and well-being.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention share some information about how marijuana can impact your life.