I don't smoke weed, I just like the way it smells.

3 highschool kids 2 of which don't smoke weed

That’s Right:


There are more of you out there not using marijuana than you think.


Whatever your reasoning—to keep your spot on a team, to maintain the GPA you want, or simply because using marijuana isn’t your thing—it’s really impressive that you made a choice that feels true to you.

(Plus, you’re doing your brain, body, and your athletic and academic performance a huge favor.)

Check out what’s happening to the 2 in 10 high schoolers who are using marijuana:

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They’re potentially losing as many as 8 IQ points (that won’t come back, even after quitting marijuana), especially if they started using at a young age

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They’re at a higher risk of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts

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Their athletic performance is suffering—a result of marijuana’s effects on timing, movement, and coordination —which also puts them at risk for losing their spot on the team

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They have a greater chance of experiencing relationship problems, worse educational outcomes, lower career achievement, and reduced life satisfaction than those who don’t use marijuana

If you’re using marijuana and want to quit,

We’re here to help.

Here’s how to connect with a safe, confidential resource to get what you need.

Find a Community Substance Use Treatment Provider

Call SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)


2022 Wyoming PNA: Marijuana – Use by Peers

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