OU, OSU: No Medical Marijuana on Campus

Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma are telling students that even if they become licensed medical marijuana patients in the state’s new legal program, they may not possess or use marijuana on campus.

According to a joint news release from OSU and OU, it is because the schools receive federal funding that they must ban marijuana, still an illegal drug at the federal level, even for state-sanctioned patients.

“The two institutions are legally bound to comply with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, which mandates the implementation of drug prevention programs and prohibits the use of illegal drugs on campus or at University-sponsored events and activities,” the news release states. “The universities must also comply with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act … (and) the Federal Controlled Substances Act, which criminalizes the growth and use of marijuana.”

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