Methods of Use

  • Smoking
  • Marijuana can be smoked/inhaled by rolling it or using a pipe, bong, hookah or vape device (not an exhaustive list).

    Joint: marijuana rolled into a cigarette using rolling papers

    Blunt: a hollowed out cigar, filled with marijuana

    Spliff: a mixture of marijuana and tobacco 

    Bong: a device that filters the smoke through liquid and a large tube before inhalation; contains bowl for the marijuana

    Bubblers: mini-bongs


  • Basics - Start Here!
  • Age: You need to be 21 or older in order to use marijuana. 

    Where marijuana can be used:

    • You can consume marijuana in non-public places, e.g., in the privacy of your home.
    • Marijuana is not allowed on campus or in the residence halls.

    Possession vs. use:  

Marijuana and Your Health

  • How Does it Work?
  • Our brains have their own set of cannabinoids. These natural chemicals play a role in normal brain development and function. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for things like appetite, sleep, emotions and movement. THC and CBD interact with these specific receptors throughout the nervous and immune systems when marijuana is used.

    When a person smokes marijuana, the THC and CBD quickly pass from the lungs to the bloodstream and then throughout the body. When a person eats marijuana, the body absorbs THC and CBD more slowly.


  • Terminology
  • Marijuana and/or Cannabis - also know as weed, pot, hashish, grass, refer, Mary Jane, ganja and more.

    Cannabis -  a plant used both recreationally and medically that exhibits properties of a stimulant, depressant, and hallucinogen.

    Cannabis use - refers to the ingestion, inhalation, or the topical use of cannabis. See Methods of Use section to learn more about what each of these entails. 

Marijuana / Cannabis

Cannabis Basics


  • THC vs. CBD
  • What to expect if you use cannabis
  • Different amounts of cannabis
  • Potency of cannabis
  • UC Davis stats



  • What is legal and what isn't legal?
  • What happens if I'm caught on campus, under 21 years old, etc.?
  • Driving under the influence of cannabis

Methods of Use