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Ten things to know about cannabis at UWaterloo

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Guided by provincial and federal legislation, and with a focus on the health and safety of the UWaterloo community, the Secretariat has published the University's Approach to Cannabis Legalization Q&A. Below are 10 things students should know about cannabis at UWaterloo:

  1. Smoking or vaping cannabis is not permitted anywhere on campus including in residence buildings - see Policy 29 - Smoking.
  2. If you are 19 and older, you are allowed to possess up to 30 grams (about one ounce) of legal dried cannabis, or the equivalent in non-dried form, stored in a sealed container.
  3. Medicinal use of cannabis may occur only with the authorization of your healthcare provider and appropriate documentation provided to the university.
  4. Growing or cultivating cannabis plants and related equipment is not permitted on campus including in residence buildings.
  5. Cannabis deliveries, like alcohol deliveries, will not be accepted on campus.
  6. Advertisements, posters, and other general promotion of recreational cannabis products are not permitted on campus.
  7. Consuming recreational cannabis in the workplace is illegal – including co-op positions.  
  8. Using cannabis and driving is illegal and dangerous. There is zero tolerance for young (under 21), novice and commercial drivers to have any cannabis if driving a motor vehicle.
  9. No person may sell or provide cannabis to any person under the age of 18.
  10. Cannabis impairment during classes, lectures, labs, field trips, or other related academic programs will be addressed as a student conduct matter, under Policy 71 – Student Discipline.

For more information about cannabis and your health please see the following: