October 16, 2018
Dear Members of the Carleton Community,
We are writing in anticipation of the use of recreational cannabis becoming legal in Canada as of Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The Government of Ontario is currently passing legislation under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Cannabis Control Act of Ontario that creates a strict legal framework for controlling cannabis.
After reviewing the legislation and how it applies to Carleton, it has been determined that smoking or vaping recreational cannabis on the Carleton campus will not be permitted. We have updated our policies surrounding cannabis use on campus in line with the legislation and these policies can be found on the University Secretariat website: https://carleton.ca/secretariat/policies.
Many institutions across Ontario are looking to become smoke-free campuses and Carleton will be consulting the community on this topic at a later date.
Carleton remains committed to providing reasonable accommodation for medical cannabis consumption on a case-by-case basis. Employees should contact Human Resources and students should contact the Paul Menton Centre for more information about the accommodation process.
More information on the legislation and how it applies to Carleton University – including a list of updated policies – can be found on the following website: https://students.carleton.ca/cannabis.
Vice-President (Finance and Administration)
Vice-President (Students and Enrolment)
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