American Universities: The Medical Cannabis Conundrum

  • by Allen St. Pierre, Former NORML Executive Director May 24, 2012

    Going back to at least 1998, NORML has been receiving complaints from parents and students that while the state where the university is located has legalized medical cannabis use and possession, because of the federal government’s recalcitrance and ‘flat earth’ view on cannabis’ medical utility, the student is threatened with sanctions or expulsion if they get caught with a lawful medicine.

    Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical cannabis, more states are expected to soon join the cohort. The issue of medical cannabis on campus is a real and serious one.

    National Public Radio examines the growing and untenable friction between state and federal laws regarding cannabis, with a profile from southern Maine.



    11 responses to “American Universities: The Medical Cannabis Conundrum”

    1. Crystal bauserman says:

      Im a medical marijuana patient and I was recently terminated from pima medical institute in colorado springs for having a red card I never used on campus or on my extern site but because I have as they say drugs in my system im breaking the employment rules and the school rules I was three weeks away from graduation as a vet assistant and I was a A&B student with no bad things on my record now Im not allowed to graduate the views of marijuana use are so wrong when its the one medicine that helps control my epilepsy im not going to stop using it. The dean if pima said in quote “you are ni better then a person who uses coke or a crack head tgat smokes meth” that is si discriminitive

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