Under federal law, marijuana will remain illegal on OSU campus


CORVALLIS, Ore. – The recreational possession and use of marijuana in Oregon becomes legal as of July 1, but it will remain illegal on the Oregon State University campus – and other OSU-owned property – under federal law.

Because OSU receives federal funds – including student financial aid and research grants – the university must abide by federal laws regardless of the change in Oregon laws, according to Steve Clark, vice president for University Relations and Marketing.

"Marijuana remains illegal according to federal laws and because of that the university will continue to prohibit the possession, use or distribution of marijuana and other federally illegal drugs on all university properties, or as part of university activities,” Clark said. “This also means that no exceptions will be made for medicinal marijuana.”

OSU has established a website with more information about the university’s marijuana policies. It is at: http://main.oregonstate.edu/university-policies-regarding-marijuana

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