(Boston Globe, October 8) It’s been two years since Massachusetts voters approved legalizing marijuana for adults over 21, and state officials are now starting to approve retail pot sales. But on campuses across the state, administrators have a dilemma: they follow federal law, which prohibits people from using marijuana on the property of educational institutions.
At risk? Millions of dollars in federal funding, which schools rely on to pay for everything from student aid to research.
“Obviously, there’s inconsistency between states and federal laws in the states where marijuana is being both decriminalized and legalized,” said Vaughan Rees, the director of the Center for Global Tobacco Control at Harvard. Read more.