While the Maryland General Assembly has passed laws allowing for the cultivation and sale of medical cannabis, federal law (specifically, the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989)1 prohibits the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs by students, employees, or their guests on its property. UMBC is required to enforce a policy prohibiting the possession, use or distribution of all forms of marijuana as a condition of receiving federal money, such as financial aid funds. Possession, use, or distribution of prescribed medical marijuana in university housing, on university property, and at UMBC-sponsored off-campus events violates Rule 4 of the UMBC Code of Student Conduct and violates drug and alcohol-free workplace policies. Violation of these policies may subject the student or employee to disciplinary action.
1 20 U.S.C. §1011i, 34 C.F.R. §86.1