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What You Need to Know

In 2020, 36% of undergraduate college students reported having ever used cannabis in their life, and 24% reported use of cannabis in the past 3 months (NCHA National Reference 2020). Current federal laws restrict the use of cannabis. However, individual states have varied laws for medical and recreational use of cannabis.  South Carolina law restricts the use of cannabis, and the use of cannabis is restricted on all college campuses in the United States. 

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Impact of Cannabis Use on Your Body

Cannabis has varied short-term and long-term effects on your body and brain. Short-term effects of cannabis can include increased heart rate, delayed reactions and impaired judgment. Long-term effects of cannabis use can include weakened immune system, altered brain development in young adults and memory problems.

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