Universities ready to roll with cannabis legalisation

The legalisation of cannabis is around the corner and, as universities get underway in the coming weeks, New Brunswick universities in Canada say they’re prepared to roll with it, but students will not be allowed to grow cannabis in residence or smoke on campus property, writes Sarah Morin for CBC News.

Scott Duguay, associate vice-president of enrolment management at St Thomas University, said he’s unsure what type of reaction to expect from students when recreational cannabis becomes legal on 17 October, but he doesn’t expect things to go up in a blaze of smoke. He said the university’s goal is to make sure students understand the effects of cannabis use and the rules and regulations around it. “We’ve never gone through this before,” Duguay told Information Morning Fredericton.

The University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison University have adopted a similar stance on the use of cannabis on their campuses as well. St Thomas University is still looking to hire someone for the research chair in cannabis that was created in May 2017.
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