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Consequences for Youth Using Non-Medical Marijuana


Loss of Financial Aid

Marijuana charges can result in the loss of federal financial aid for college, including: Perkins Loans, Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, PLUS Loans, and Work-Study Programs.


Many employers still prohibit marijuana use by their employees, which could mean losing a job. Losing a job also means losing a job reference, which makes future employment even harder to get.

All minors under the age of 18 are prohibited from working in any occupation in a registered marijuana dispensary, any establishment that cultivates, produces, or sells marijuana or products that contain marijuana, and any non-medical marijuana social clubs.

Banned from Sports/Activities

If they’re caught using marijuana, they can be removed from sports teams and extracurricular activities, suspended, expelled or referred to drug counseling.