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Medical Marijuana

Although Massachusetts law permits the use of medical marijuana, the UMass Chan Medical School receives federal funding and therefore we govern use and possession of marijuana pursuant to federal law. 

Therefore, the use, possession or cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes is not allowed in any University housing or on any other University property. The University will continue to enforce its current policies regarding controlled substances, and any students, faculty or employees who violate University policy prohibiting the use or possession of illegal drugs on campus, may be subject to disciplinary action.

This content is current to the 2021-2022 Student Handbook.