Article by Mike Adams, Merry Jane
Some Harvard students are confident that campus life will improve now that Massachusetts has made marijuana fully legal.
According to a report from The Crimson, many of the University’s undergraduates believe the legalization of marijuana across the state, made possible through the recent passing of the voter initiative Question 4, will only have a positive influence.
Although the state’s newfound marijuana law does not change Harvard’s current anti-drug policy, which bans the possession and distribution of anything derived from the cannabis plant, many students believe that legalization will lend itself to more “weed-friendly” gatherings and reduce the number of events fueled by booze.
“I think that’s a safer environment than alcohol,” Aaron L. Fogelson, Class of 2019, told the University’s daily publication. “Weed is a nicer way to spend a Thursday night, no violence, get to bed by 11:30, if you know what I mean.”
Some of the latest reports to come out of the University suggest that alcohol is the key contributor in a variety of campus incidents, including an increasing problem with sexual assaults. This issue has been such a growing concern among Harvard administrators that they have actually even considered imposing a campus-wide ban on alcoholic beverages.