Marijuana and Other Illegal Substances

General Statement

The federal Controlled Substances Act criminalizes possession and distribution of controlled substances, including marijuana, with a limited exception for certain federally approved research. The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug-Free Workplace Act require that UA, as a recipient of federal funding, establish policies that prohibit marijuana use, possession and distribution on campus and in the workplace.

Regents' Policy & University Regulation

(Note: This Handbook is not the official publication of Regents' Policy & University Regulation.  Policies and regulations may be updated from time to time. To see the current versions, please visit the Board of Regents website.)

Chapter 05.12 - Capital Planning and Facilities Management [Excerpt]

P05.12.104. Marijuana and Other Illegal Substances.

Possession or use of marijuana or any other substance controlled pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 841 et seq. anywhere on university property is prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, as provided by applicable university regulation, campus procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.