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- It’s illegal for anyone under age 21 to buy, possess or use retail marijuana.
- Retail stores can lose their license for selling marijuana to anyone underage, and adults may be charged with a felony for giving marijuana products to someone underage.
- It’s illegal to have retail marijuana on school property.
- Students caught with marijuana at school may have to take drug counseling, be kicked off sports teams, or be suspended, expelled or charged with breaking the law.
- Adults may face civil or criminal penalties.
- The laws are different for medical marijuana.
- Youth caught trying to buy, carry, sell or use marijuana can face a minor-in-possession charge.
- This can result in fines, public service, education and intervention, loss of a driver’s license, and misdemeanor or felony charges.
- People under age 21 can face charges that have a lasting impact.
- Since marijuana is federally illegal, youth with marijuana charges may be denied financial aid to help pay for college.
- As of July 1, 2023, drug convictions no longer affect financial aid eligibility. For more information on this change visit the Federal Student Aid website.