The rules: Cannabis on campus

Eli Ridder | Analysis

The rules are very clear from the Ontario government: You’re not allowed to smoke while you’re on the campus of an educational institution such as the University of Guelph-Humber or Humber College, however, you can carry up to 30 grams on your person.

The University of Guelph told The Avro Post in September that the policy they were crafting for their main campus would not effect the rules followed by those enrolled at Guelph-Humber, who will fall under the regulations of Humber.

Guelph-Humber has clearly labelled their cannabis policy on their website under the “policies” section of their website, reachable via the home page.

“Growing, baking, smoking, trafficking and/or distribution of cannabis is prohibited at the University of Guelph-Humber, Humber College and in student residences,” it says, before redirecting students to the Humber website.

Humber outlines the rules the provincial government has set forward, with the main exception being that students cannot grow cannabis in residence. Ontario law says that people are allowed to grow cannabis in their own private homes, but this won’t apply to students living on campus.

However, the college administration does not have any regulation against someone carrying dried cannabis on their person while on campus, referring students to the Ontario law, which says that someone can only carry 30 grams in public.

The Avro Post has reached out to the administrations of Guelph-Humber and Humber College, as well as student governments, to inquire about more regulation that could come into effect in the future.

More details to follow.

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