Alcohol & Cannabis

AT A GLANCE...

Serving Sizes

Driving 

Cannabis
  • Delay 2-3 hours after smoking
  • Delay 6+ hours after eating edibles
Alcohol
  • Delay 1-2 hours per drink

Legal limit 

Cannabis
  • Not legal in state of MN   
Alcohol
  • Under 21 = zero tolerance
  • Age 21+ = .08 BAC

Metabolism

Cannabis
  • Stored in fatty tissue. Check out this site for more information. 
Alcohol
  • Rates vary according biological sex, body mass, food consumed and more. See the Virtual Bar for more information.

Impact on sleep               

Cannabis
Alcohol

Impact on academics       

Cannabis
  • Inconclusive evidence                                       
Alcohol
  • 1 night of drinking = 48 hours of reduced focus 
  • 2 nights of drinking =  5 days of reduced focus

Over-consumption              

Cannabis
  • Create a low key Distraction to focus on (put in a movie). Leafly                                 
Alcohol
  • Stay with the person; If unresponsive, call 911                                                                          

Campus and Community Resources:

Alcohol or Cannabis Self-Assessments  

Alcohol Education Courses

A one credit course will be offered in through the Twin Cities Campus, called "Alcohol and College Life" starting in the fall of 2022. Check back for more information.

Seeking Support

CSEM (Comprehensive Support and Education Meeting) – One on one meeting with Lauretta Perry: [email protected]

AA meetings – For the most up to date list of meetings in the Duluth community, virtual and in-person click here  

Substance use assessments & Recovery Resources

Resources and Information for parents 

Parent brochure and UMD specific statistics on substance use.  

https://www.collegeparentsmatter.org/