MSU Students Still Smoking Pot Regardless of Rules.

By: Rachel Thomas Email
By: Rachel Thomas Email

Medical Marijuana is one of the hottest topics in Michigan but Michigan State University wants no part of it.

MSU freshman, Gagan Sandhu said, "They usually have dogs that come in every once in a while. someone's already been caught and suspended from MSU."

University officials say the campus abides by Federal Law and is drug-free. MSU spokesman Kent Cassella released a statement that said, "MSU’s policies have not changed. Students and employees may not use or possess marijuana on campus. However, MSU will make certain accommodations for registered patients by waiving the requirement for them to live on campus or by allowing them to end their housing contract and move off campus without penalty."

Even with these stict rules in place, students say finding pot on campus isn't hard.

"I have smelled it walking into buildings in resident halls," said MSU student Alex Barber.

"You can find it if you go looking for it," said MSU student Erik Bates.

Students and staff do not feel that marijuana is a large problem on campus. At a medical marijuana dispensary near campus, an employee said that 30 percent of its customers are college age. These local dispensaries will have to hault their sales of marijuana until February due to the moratorium imposed by the East Lansing City Council.

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  • by Patrick Location: Lansing on Nov 17, 2010 at 02:11 PM
    No one in college has such tremendous pain that they have to use medical marijuana. It is a cop out, and too many people are making up excuses why they need it. Sorry, but 'my back hurts' doesn't cut it, and MSU has the right to not allow the use of any drugs on its campus.
  • by Greg Location: Lansing on Nov 17, 2010 at 05:02 AM
    I think its funny how this article uses the term " RULES". I believe that should read " LAW "...
  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Nov 16, 2010 at 10:15 PM
    People will ALWAYS smoke pot regardless of the rules. Most of the retired folks in my neighborhood smoke, most at work do it, and it's not going to stop.
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