SOME MICHIGAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WILL STILL BAN MARIJUANA USE ON CAMPUSES
- November 14, 2018
Following the midterm election in 2018, Michigan officially became the 10th state to legalized recreational marijuana. (However, keep in mind that adults will not be able to buy the little green plant or related products until November 16.) Needless to say, the changes in the Wolverine State were surprising but, in regards to the pro-cannabis community, a step in the right direction. However, despite the passage of Proposal 1, some colleges and universities have announced the drug will not be banned from school property and campuses. So what exactly can the State of Michigan expect as a result of this declaration from the educational system? Lets’ take a closer look at the new rules set up by Michigan colleges and universities.
Not up in Here
On Monday, administers from Michigan State University sent a letter to members of the campus community that, despite the statewide legalization of recreational weed, the midterm election results will not have an impact on university rules. As summarized in High Times Reads, officials announced that the possession and use of marijuana on MSU property or by staff, faculty, and students are completely banned on campus. Why is this the case? Despite the changes of Proposal 1, by federal law, marijuana use is still criminalized. As a result, anyone associated with MSU who is carrying weed or using it will be subject to severe punishment.
Following in the Footsteps
Not surprising, other universities seem to be following suit. Recently, Bob Davies (president of Central Michigan University) followed suit by sending an announcement to students and staff that the drug marijuana would be banned from campus and university events. Likewise, Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz (president of Oakland University) also reinforced a campus ban on marijuana and, furthermore, added that medical cannabis would also not be permitted.
Sometime next month, Proposal 1 will officially be put into effect by Michigan lawmakers, approximately 10 days after the state certifies election results. However, licenses for marijuana dispensers will not be issued until 2019.
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