UWindsor Lays Out Cannabis Rules On Campus

Tuesday October 16th, 2018

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The University has laid out the rules for cannabis on the campus when it becomes legal on October 17th, 2018.

The University says those 19 years of age or older will be permitted to smoke cannabis on campus only in clearly marked designated smoking areas.

At the same time, the University will commence a process to create a smoke-free campus by 2020. Once the University reaches this goal, smoking cannabis will no longer be permitted on campus.

Students who live in residence will not be permitted to smoke cannabis in their rooms, kitchen or any other common area, as well as cooking, baking or warming up a cannabis product for the purpose of creating edible cannabis.

Cannabis products purchased from the Ontario Cannabis Store, Ontario’s only legal place to buy recreational cannabis, will not be delivered to residences or any other location on campus.

“While it is everyone’s expectation that students will take the legalization of cannabis in stride and will attend classes and labs as they always have, if there are any disruptions to class that instructors are concerned about they should connect with their Department Head” says acting provost Jeff Berryman. “While it’s unlikely to be needed, the Student Code of Conduct and other policies are in place to support the academic mission of the University.”

To keep faculty, staff, and students informed, the University has launched the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis website.

This website includes University of Windsor resources such as the Cannabis at the University of Windsor Frequently Asked Questions; an information bulletin from the Vice-President, Human Resources, on the legalization of cannabis; and resources developed by various organizations designed to help faculty, staff, and students make informed decisions.

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