Alcohol & Cannabis

AT A GLANCE...

Serving Sizes

Cannabis

Alcohol

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

Fall asleep faster, reduces REM sleep                 

Alcohol

Fall asleep faster, reduces REM sleep. The Sleep Foundation is a great source of information as well.

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 the fall of 2021. Check back for more information.

Seeking Support

NEW during social distancing:  Young People's AA Virtual Meeting, Friday nights at 7:30. Stay tuned for more information.

BASICS – One on one meeting with the Drug and Alcohol Educator, Lauretta Perry: [email protected]

AA meetings – Held weekly on campus during the academic year.  Contact the Kirby Info Desk for current locations and times (218) 726-7163

Hope and Help- Peer group for students struggling with a loved one's addiction. Contact the Kirby Info Desk for current locations and times (218) 726-7163

Substance use assessments & Recovery Resources

Resources and Information for parents 

Parent brochure and UMD specific statistics on substance use