Students frequently ask about the health effects of cannabis (marijuana), as it is a substance that has been legalized in some states (including Oregon) for medical and recreational use. It is important to note that legal does not equal safe. Consider the health impacts of alcohol and tobacco, for example.

What does the research say about cannabis use?

In the spring of 2019, L&C invited Dr. Jason Kilmer to campus to talk about the research on the health and social effects of cannabis use among college students.  See the links below for recordings of his presentations on campus.  We recommend using the handouts while viewing the presentations. Note: You must have a L&C log in to access the presentations.

Dr. Kilmer’s Presentation to Students

Student Presentation Handouts