Faculty Handbook

Medical Marijuana Act

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (the "Act") became Michigan law on December 4, 2008. The Act permits an individual with a qualifying debilitating medical condition to register as a medical marijuana patient with the Michigan Department of Community Health ("MDCH") and avoid criminal penalties under state law for certain medical uses of marijuana. Information about the Act and the state registry program is available on the MDCH website.

In order to meet its obligations under federal law to maintain a drug free workplace, University policy regarding marijuana remains the same. Employees may not use or possess marijuana on any University property or in the course of employment. University policy also prohibits employees from reporting to work under the influence of a controlled substance, such as marijuana. This is true whether the marijuana is smoked or ingested through other means. Click here for additional information regarding the Alcohol and Controlled Substances Policy.