Colleges in states where medical marijuana is legal are telling students the drug is not allowed on campus, even if they have a doctor’s recommendation.
College administrators say their policies must follow federal regulations, which classify marijuana as an illegal drug, according to The Boston Globe Administrators are concerned marijuana use of any kind could lead to loss of federal funding, including student financial aid, the article notes. Consequences for marijuana use on campuses range from warnings to expulsions.
Medical marijuana advocates and patients call the campus bans unfair to students and faculty who use the drug to treat illnesses. Advocates say they do not believe the government would cut off funding to colleges that allow the use of medical marijuana.