Medical marijuana legalization occurred in 2009 after state legislators opted to override a veto by the then-Governor. New dispensaries are showing up across the state, with three scheduled to open this summer.
Despite this, Brown University has remained adamant at keeping cannabis off its campus, citing federal law that “prohibits smoking marijuana on any school grounds, including college campuses.” In a statement, the University noted that breaching these laws would put Brown’s federal funding at risk.
Ill students requiring a doctor’s prescription for medical marijuana would need to consult with the Health Services on campus to look for potential options to suit both themselves and campus and federal law.
If caught using marijuana on campus, even if a student has a license for medical marijuana, he or she may be subject to suspension or even dismissal from Brown University in accordance with the disciplinary code.