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Cannabis use on campus

Posted on November 30, 2018

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As many of you know, cannabis is now legal for non-medical use in Canada. VCC is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for our college community members, and the well-being of our students and employees is always our first priority.  

VCC expects all students to be fit to perform their learning activities in a safe and secure manner.  This includes being free from the effects of any intoxicants (such as cannabis) while engaging in educational activities at one of our campuses or at an offsite location. As a member of the VCC community, you should be aware of the following:

• Students who appear to be unfit to safely perform their educational activities may be removed from the learning environment for their own safety and for the safety of others.

• Students who are unfit to safely perform their educational activities must notify their instructor that they are unfit to safely perform their activities.

• Students who are unfit to safely perform their educational activities may be in breach of college policies such as the Student Code of Conduct.

VCC community members are also responsible for being aware of the legal regulations surrounding the use of non-medical cannabis. Further information can be found at this on VCC's website, or on the BC Government website. 

Students who are medically authorized to use cannabis due to a chronic or disabling condition should contact the Disability Counsellor at disabilityservices@vcc.ca, or by calling 604.871.7000, option 2, to discuss appropriate accommodations.