Attention: Because smoking is associated with more severe coronavirus (COVID-19) outcomes, avoid smoking altogether. There is also evidence that vaping is associated with increased risk for COVID-19. Sharing devices may also spread coronavirus as well as other viruses and bacteria. Additionally, secondhand cannabis bong smoke is more harmful than secondhand tobacco smoke, due to the volume of particulate matter released into the air.
On this page, we are defining cannabis use as consuming cannabis plant products containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the primary psychoactive chemical in cannabis. Cannabis plant products containing THC may be the leaf or flower of the plant, or extracts such as waxes or oils. These products may be consumed by smoking, vaping, eating or drinking.
Some resources available to you:
- Information about cannabis
- How risky is my use?
- If you want to reduce your cannabis use
- University Policy
- On- and Off- Campus Resources
- Cannabis basics (short term effects, side effects, safety considerations)
- Cannabis Facts Infographic (created for athletes, but applicable to all)
- Cannabis interactions with alcohol
- Cannabis interactions with other substances
- What is CBD?
If you are wondering how risky your current cannabis use might be, you can take this quick, anonymous online screening by ScreenU. Based on your responses, you may be asked some open-ended questions about your cannabis use to help you think about how you might lower your risk. At the end, you will receive a list of our campus and community resources where you can further explore your cannabis use. What you choose to do with the information you receive is up to you.
T-Break: a guide to help support a cannabis tolerance break is an online guide to assist with taking a break from cannabis use to reduce tolerance. People who use cannabis can build up a tolerance to it meaning that it takes more and more over time to get the same effects. Taking a break from cannabis can reduce tolerance. The guide is based on what college students say worked and did not work for them when they took a break. While the guide is located on the University of Vermont website, it is free and available to everyone.
This guide also has practical tips for cutting down cannabis use.
Read more about potential harms from cannabis use and strategies for reducing or eliminating them.
As of April 2022, both recreational (for those 21 years of age and older) and medical use of cannabis is legal in the State of New Jersey. However, use of any cannabis products with more than 0.3 percent THC1, including medical use, is illegal under federal law. The University is required to abide by federal law. Accordingly, University policy prohibits the possession, use, sale or manufacture of cannabis in any amount on or in the vicinity of University property or while in the conduct of University business or University-sponsored activities away from the campus.
Recovery@ is a resource for students who are either in recovery from drugs and alcohol or who are in trouble from drugs and alcohol. Interested students can send a confidential email to email@example.com to receive information about and connections to resources on-campus and in the vicinity. Emails sent to recovery@ should expect a response within a week. If you have more serious or immediate mental health- or substance-related concerns for yourself or another person, please contact CPS to speak with a Counselor at any time, by calling 609-258-3141.