Ontario Universities Preparing for Legal Weed

Article by Bryan Passifume, Toronto Sun

Ontario universities preparing for legal weed Bryan Passifiume (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Many Ontario students will be hitting more than just the books this fall.

With recreational cannabis set to become legal in October, the province’s halls of higher learning are scrambling to spark up rules to govern the consumption of the drug.

At the University of Toronto, plans are in place to apply existing rules for tobacco and alcohol use.

For example, says U of T’s senior director of student success Heather Kelly, smoking tobacco inside residences is already against the rules, and marijuana will be no different.

“What we’re doing is leveraging existing policies to respond to the changes,” she said.

“The smoking of cannabis is no different than smoking. Full stop.”

C-45, the bill legalizing recreational marijuana use, goes into effect on Oct. 17 — a little over a month after the beginning of the fall term.

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