Tobacco Free Policy
What about Medical Marijuana?
From an institutional perspective, laws applicable to the University as a recipient of federal grants and other federal funds require certification that we are in compliance with federal laws relating to controlled substances, including drugs and alcohol; non-compliance jeopardizes institutional funding. Accordingly, the risks University-authorized participation in any activity relating to marijuana are significant.
Although California has "legalized" marijuana insofar as narrowly prescribed medicinal usage is concerned, this limited defense from individual prosecution nevertheless conflicts with overriding federal criminal laws, with which the University has certified that it complies.
Bottom-line is that the University's policy on marijuana has not changed and marijuana use is still prohibited on University property.
Phone: (530) 750-1235
July 2, 2013