Lennoxville campuses ban cannabis from being consumed

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By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – As Canada legalized recreational marijuana across the country Wednesday, several education institutions established their own bylaws regarding the drug. Under provincial law, cannabis cannot be sold to minors and can only be sold at the Société Québécoise du cannabis (SQDC). SQDC stores must be located further than 250 metres from preschools, elementary schools, and high schools. Possession, illegal for those under 18, is also prohibited on school grounds and in school buildings, including adult learning centres and vocational training centres. However, universities and colleges are not subjected to such strict laws, and legislation remains up to the institution’s administration. Bishop’s University has developed its policy with student consultations. Consuming cannabis in any form, whether it be by smoking, by ingesting, or by vaping, will be prohibited on the Bishop’s and Champlain College campus, according to Quebec law. Students over 18 can possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in residence, or on exterior parts of the campus, namely outside. Possession in any other building (sports complex, library, academic buildings, dining hall, etc.) will not be tolerated. See full story in the Thursday, October 18 edition of The Record.

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