Behavior Health and Wellness Blog

Behavior Health
and Wellness Blog

Ways to Say No to Marijuana

Despite the many health risks and concerns with marijuana use, people may still push others to use it. You may find yourself in a difficult situation with friends when they are trying to force you to use the substance too, and it may be hard at times to say no. In this post we will cover ways you can say NO to marijuana. It’s important to note that marijuana may be legal in some states but it is still illegal on a federal level. It’s also important to note that using marijuana can increase the risk for many health conditions, including conditions that affect mental health. If someone is trying to coerce you into using weed (marijuana) the best response is being polite and direct by saying no.

Compiled by Verywell Mind, this list will teach you the 5 phrases to say NO to marijuana.

  • I’m driving
  • No thanks, I’ve tried it and didnt like it
  • I’ve quit smoking
  • I want to keep a clear head
  • No thanks Im not into drugs

Health Risks of Marijuana

  • Breathing problems
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Psychosis
  • Impaired memory
  • Problems with cognition and learning

Using marijuana may also lead to addiction and many other health issues. By keeping a healthy lifestyle, eliminating the possibility of addiction, and focusing on your health; you can inspire others to live a healthy life as well. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or substance abuse reach out to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for support and treatment.



More Posts

Post Categories

Cultural Healings

Overall Wellness