Cannabis is not a part of everyone’s life, but the recent spotlight in media and state-level legislation has increased awareness and curiosity surrounding it.

The Health and Wellness Education Office offers students opportunities to learn more about the possible impacts of cannabis use and how various delivery methods influence personal wellness. Meet with your preferred health and wellness educator.

Taking a Tolerance Break

For current users, a tolerance break (or T-Break) is a great way to rebalance your lifestyle. Our friends at UVM have developed a handy guide to support you through yours. Check it out.

Middlebury’s Policy

Use or possession of cannabis on the Middlebury College campus violates the College’s drug policy. Though this contrasts the recent legislation at the state level in Vermont, Middlebury is guided by federal law, in short, to maintain support from federal funding for various programs and student financial aid. Outside of Middlebury College property, using or possessing cannabis under the age of 21 violates Vermont state law. Students traveling to or near Canada are encouraged to consider that border enforcement personnel work under the guidance of federal law.


Students can sign up for any of the offerings below any time and also may be sanctioned to attend by a conduct officer. To request a different program for yourself, your hall, organization, or team, please contact Liam Lawlor.

  • Cannabis Ed
    Cannabis Ed is a one-session, 90 minute, educational group facilitated by a provider from Health and Wellness Education. The goal is to create an open, non-judgmental space to discuss safe cannabis use practices and strategies to reduce harmful cannabis use. The health educator will guide students in conversation about personal use and community norms related to cannabis. Sign up at go/cannabis-ed.


  • CASICS (Cannabis Screening and Brief Intervention for College Students)
    CASICS consists of two, individual, 60 minute sessions with a CASICS provider from Health and Wellness Education. CASICS explores patterns of a student’s cannabis use, provides education about safe cannabis use and discusses strategies for risk reduction if a student chooses to engage in cannabis use. CASICS providers aim to provide an open, non-judgmental environment which fosters increased personal awareness of cannabis and other substance use. The sessions are scheduled one to two weeks apart. Sign up at go/CASICS.


  • My Story (A Brief AOD Intervention)
    My Story consists of up to four, individual, 60-minute sessions with a provider from Health and Wellness Education to explore your personal relationship with substance use, get individualized feedback, and learn about support services. This program is appropriate for discussion about all substances including the use of alcohol, cannabis, nicotine, psychedelics, opioids, and more. Sign up at go/mystory.