GOALS. OPPORTUNITIES. INDEPENDENCE.
Underage use can get in the way of what really matters to you
A little help from your friends.
Financial aid is an amazing tool that can help you achieve your goals. But, marijuana charges can cause you to lose your financial aid for college, even outside Colorado since financial aid is determined at the national (not state) level.
MARIJUANA REMAINS ILLEGAL UNDER FEDERAL LAW, WHERE IT’S STILL CLASSIFIED AS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.
The Higher Education Act of 1998 states that a student with a past conviction of any controlled-substance offense isn’t eligible for any of the below federal financial aid.Federal financial aid includes:
- Perkins Loans
- Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
- Pell Grants
- PLUS Loans and Work-Study programs.
It’s good to be free.
Getting caught with marijuana means getting charged with an MIP (minor in possession). MIP charges can involve fines, public service hours, misdemeanor/felony charges and even possible loss of driver's license. Not to mention losing the trust and freedom you've established with your teachers, coaches, bosses and parents of friends.
There’s nothing like making that cash.
Making extra scratch while you're young is amazing. However, if you break work policies, it can result in loss of employment, and therefore, the loss of your fun fund.
Amendment 64, passed by Colorado voters, gives employers the right to have policies that ban marijuana use by employees. This means employees can still be fired for using marijuana if that is the company policy.
Sports & activities
Extracurriculars = extra fun.
Breaking school policies can result in removal from sports teams and extracurricular activities, school suspensions, expulsions and drug counseling.