Medical marijuana

Being subject to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, Michigan State University prohibits the possession or use of illegal drugs on campus, including marijuana.

The federal Controlled Substances Act lists marijuana as an illegal drug and contains no "medical necessity" exception. Therefore, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act does not protect an individual from arrest and prosecution under federal law.

The MSU Drug and Alcohol Policy prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances, illicit drugs and alcohol on property governed by the Board of Trustees and at any site where University work is performed. Employees and students who violate University policy prohibiting the use or possession of illegal drugs on campus are subject to disciplinary action.

MSU will make accommodations for students who are registered to use medical marijuana under state law by waiving the requirement for them to live on campus or by allowing them to end their housing contract and move off campus.

For more information, go to http://www.hr.msu.edu/news_feeds/medMarihuana.htm.