Arizona colleges are back in session, and a new law allows medical marijuana on campuses. In May, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled to protect students with a valid Arizona medical marijuana card from prosecution for using and/or possessing medical marijuana on campuses.
But the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) Student Code of Conduct says that marijuana possession and/or use on campus is a violation of the code, 12 News reports. And all three major universities in Arizona follow the rules set forth by ABOR. What this means for students is that criminal charges cannot be imposed if they have a valid medical marijuana card, but the university can still impose its own punishment.
At Grand Canyon University, any student in possession of or using marijuana on campus will be escorted away from campus. If the person doesn’t have their medical marijuana card on them, they could be arrested. Other schools will be operating in a similar fashion.
Some dispensaries are offering back to school discounts to students with a medical marijuana card. Contact your local dispensary here to learn more.