FA Consultation – Recreational Cannabis Legalization and the UVic Community
In preparation for the upcoming regulatory changes related to the legalization of recreational cannabis, the University has invited the Association to consult on the issues, challenges, and opportunities that the new regulatory environment will create for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Specifically, the University has asked for our input into:
1) The principles that can guide us over the next few months.
2) What you see as the challenges/issues that should be addressed in time for July 1 and/or in early fall as full campus activity resumes – recognizing that we will likely need to review how things are working in a year’s time.
3) What educational opportunities would be helpful as we work with our community to understand issues of substance use/abuse and heathy, active living in a context of the legalization of recreational cannabis?
The University is looking at moving fairly quickly on this issue and I am inviting Members to provide the Association with written comments on any of the above questions, as well as any other thoughts or concerns regarding the impact of these changes on campus. I understand from the University that their intent is to fold new the regulations into existing rules and policies around smoking, vaping, and drinking on campus.
This is an important opportunity for you to contribute to this consultation process and I look forward to receiving your input. Feedback received will be compiled and shared with the Membership prior to being sent to the Administration.
All the best,
School of Public Administration
Borders in Globalization Project
Associate Fellow in the Centre for Global Studies