What Proposal 1’s passage means for the university
Election Day in Michigan brought the passage of Proposal 1, legalizing marijuana use by adults for recreational purposes.
However, the new state law will not change Michigan Medicine policy or federal law, both of which prohibit the possession and use of marijuana on university premises, and in the conduct of university business away from campus.
As a recipient of federal funds, U-M is required by federal law to maintain drug-free campuses and workplaces. Those federal laws take precedence over state law.
Therefore, the use, possession or cultivation of marijuana in any form and for any purpose continues to violate the U-M Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and is prohibited at the university.
U-M is committed to providing a safe, healthy community for students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. The Alcohol and Other Drug Policy is reviewed annually as part of the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, and is distributed annually to all employees and students.