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Cannabis smoking ban considered for Guelph campus

The University of Guelph is considering an in-depth policy banning cannabis smoking on campus.

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Eli Ridder | Report

The University of Guelph is considering a ban on smoking cannabis and tobacco on campus as part of a proposed in-depth policy that would include outlawing vaping and the delivery of cannabis on school grounds, according to a local report. 

Although the policy is not finalized, Guelph would be following ban pioneer McMaster, a university in Hamilton that enforcing a ban last year, Vice President Don O’Leary told GuelphToday.

“We are still in the discussion stage. There is a lot of support for this and a lot of understanding on why we are doing this.”

The university vice president told GuelphToday that the policy would not come into effect until at least the end of the 2018 calendar year because the university would like to consult various stakeholders, including public open houses with the student body this fall.

The Avro Post has reached out to the university to verify whether a ban would include the satellite campus of Guelph-Humber, and Humber College has not responded to a request for comment inquiring whether the college would also consider a ban.

Cannabis is being legalized nationwide in a gradual rollout starting on Oct. 17 of this year following a 2015 campaign promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


More details to follow. Image of University of Guelph from previous.

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