Arizona Court Overturns Law Making it Illegal to Use Medical Cannabis on College Campuses

An Arizona court has overturned a law making it illegal to use medical cannabis on college campuses.

According to the Associated Press, an appellate court ruled Thursday that lawmakers can’t make it illegal to use medical cannabis on Arizona college campuses. The court did rule, however, that colleges have the right to prohibit it themselves; this means that a student who’s a medical cannabis patient could be punished by the school (such as by suspension or expulsion) for using their medicine on campus, but can’t be charged with a crime for it.

The medical marijuana law approved by Arizona voters in 2010 allowed cardholders to possess small amounts of marijuana but it prohibited possession in prisons, schools and on school buses. The ruling Thursday struck down a 2012 decision by the Legislature to expand the off-limits list by adding college and university campuses.

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Canadian College to Offer Program on Cannabis Cultivation

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Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick’s campus.

A Canadian college in the Atlantic province of New Brunswick has announced plans to institute a program on the cultivation of cannabis, designed to help students get a job with a company that produces the medicine.

The program will launch next year at the French-language College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, according Michel Doucet, executive director of continuing education and customized learning.

The announcement comes several months after the country elected Justin Trudeau, who campaigned on a platform of legalizing cannabis and says legislation will be introduced in the spring, as Prime Minister. Medical marijuana is already legal across Canada, though the number of companies in the industry is relatively small at the moment.

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B.C. University Offering Course on Growing and Selling Medical Cannabis

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The course is titled Introduction to Professional Management of Marijuana for Medical Purposes in Canada.

This fall Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia will become the first Canadian university to offer a class on the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis. The class, called Introduction to Professional Management of Marijuana for Medical Purposes in Canada, will be a 14-week course that teaches students how to operate a cannabis business under new government regulations.

The course will be taught by Tegan Adams, a business development manager at Experchem Laboratories Inc., which does cannabis testing for the government and helps producers with their submissions.

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