(The MetroWest Daily News, November 24) Marijuana is a big part of campus life, but it’s still not welcome.
Massachusetts colleges and universities prohibit marijuana on campus across the state, despite voters approving recreational marijuana more than two years ago.
The reasons to ban it vary, but schools by and large invoke federal law and landlord status to make sure the drug – ever popular among college students – is not allowed.
“Colleges have landlord privilege and Massachusetts law says any landlord can ban marijuana from its facilities,” explained Jim Borghesani, who worked on the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana.
The bans have not been the topic of much controversy in what’s proven to be a slow rollout of the recreational marijuana industry. The use and purchase age is 21, said Borghesani, which eliminates most college students from legally consuming the drug anyway. Read more.