“Despite the reform of medical-marijuana laws in Arizona, state university campuses will remain drug-free.
The Arizona Board of Regents is following the example of other federally-funded schools in the states that now permit the use of medical marijuana.
Plain and simple, there will be no smoking of joints outside the Memorial Union.
Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University exist due to programs provided by the federal government and will continue to be “under the jurisdiction thereof,” said Sarah Harper, director of public affairs for the Arizona Board of Regents.
“I smoke wherever I want,” 25-year-old Lessard said simply. He has had his medical card for six months.
Although California schools also prohibit usage on campus, Lessard said people don’t think twice about lighting up anymore. Police would be overwhelmed by the number of arrests in one day if they worried about citizens legally using medical marijuana, he said.”