Drugs, Possession or Use Of


Possession or use of cannabis in any amount by any person is prohibited by the University. Although Washington State law allows adults age 21 and older to possess cannabis for personal use, federal law prohibits marijuana possession and use of any kind. The University receives federal funds, therefore University residents must adhere to federal laws pertaining to possession and use of cannabis. Students with medical marijuana cards are prohibited from possessing or using cannabis on campus and should consult with the Student Health Center for alternative treatment methods.

CBD (Cannabidiol) Products

Over-the-counter CBD products that are derived from hemp and are less than .3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) are permitted and can be used in the residence halls.

Other Drugs

No person may possess, use, manufacture, cultivate, package, distribute, sell or provide a controlled or illegal drug or substance. No person may misuse prescription or nonprescription drugs; no person may possess or use drug paraphernalia. Drugs are defined as, but are not limited to:

  • Any chemical substance, compound or combination used to induce an altered state
  • Any otherwise lawfully available product, over-the-counter or prescription drug used for any purpose other than its intended use
  • Any hallucinogen
  • Any intoxicant other than alcohol (alcohol is addressed separately)
  • Any nervous system depressant
  • Any stimulant

Using/consuming drugs or cannabis (regardless of location) and then returning to your residence hall under the influence of, or carrying the smell of, the drug/cannabis is also a violation of the policy.

Any student who remains in the presence of someone violating this drug policy may be subject to conduct sanctions.

In conjunction with UR policy, complying with the WWU University Drug and Alcohol Policy is required.