While New York state recently legalized marijuana for recreational use, that doesn’t imply it’s authorized in every single place.
Most schools in central New York already don’t permit smoking tobacco on their campuses and at Onondaga Community College, that prohibition is upheld for marijuana too.
“Marijuana possession and its use is prohibited on our campus,” mentioned Roger Mirabito, OCC’s Executive Director of Communications. “It was before the law. It is now after the law takes effect. So for us, nothing has changed.”
The legal guidelines he referred to are the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug-Free Workplace Act which prohibit drug use on school campuses. At the State University of New York, of which OCC is a department, that federal legislation is upheld on all SUNY and CUNY campuses.
“Under those requirements, along with existing SUNY policy, the use, possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis remains prohibited on SUNY campuses and is subject to code of conduct or disciplinary actions,” mentioned Holly Liapis, a consultant of the school community.
At Syracuse University, one of many personal universities in central New York, issues aren’t a lot completely different.
“Despite this change in state law, Syracuse University will continue to comply with federal law, which prohibits all use, possession, and/or cultivation of marijuana at U.S. educational institutions, including private institutions that receive federal funding,” the college’s Dean of Students, Marianne Thomson, mentioned in an announcement to college students.
Cannabis consumption isn’t unique to smoking although, edibles are additionally a well-liked vessel for it. However, Mirabito mentioned even edible consumption is prohibited on OCC’s campus per federal legislation.
“Whether you’re smoking it or whether it’s one of the edible products, they’re prohibited on our campus,” mentioned Mirabito.