10 Canadian Universities And Colleges That Fully Embraced Legal Weed And 10 That Banned It Completely
Now that weed is legal, Canadian universities and colleges are quickly introducing policies and programs in response. Across the country, weed regulations are different depending on which province you are in and it turns out schools are no different.
There have been a number of different reactions to legal weed whether it's banning smoking of any kind, creating designated weed areas, or like these 10 schools embracing weed with new cannabis inspired classes.
1. Niagara College, Ontario
Their Commercial Cannabis Production Program is Canada's first full post-secondary program on producing legal weed.
2. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BC
BC is considered the cannabis hot spot of Canada so it's not surprising that this school has an online course called Cannabis Career Training.
3. McGill University, Quebec
McGill is working on a new cannabis cultivation diploma program that expected to launch next year.
4. New Brunswick Community College
At multiple New Brunswick campuses, you can take a 12-week course in medical cannabis cultivation.
5. Loyalist College, Ontario
This school not only has an 8-month cannabis science program but also has an advanced weed lab to conduct research.
6. University of Ottawa, Ontario
Taking a different approach than other schools, UOttawa is adding Cannabis legal courses to their law school to keep up with new legislation.
7. St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia
St. FX has entered a multi-year partnership with THC Dispensaries to give students extensive on-the-job training in weed production.
8. Ryerson University, Ontario
As part of their continuing education programs, this Toronto school now teaches the Business of Cannabis, with the appropriate course code CZEN 420.
9. College of the Rockies, British Columbia
There's another online cannabis course in BC. This one is a 27-week program to certify Cannabis Retail Specialists.
10. Olds College, Alberta
This intensive program in cannabis production includes four online courses and hands-on experience working with weed growing companies in Alberta.
While students at those schools have a chance to dive into the business and production side of marijuana, other schools in Canada have taken a different route.
As is their right, some campuses in Canada have banned marijuana altogether and these 10 schools are only some of them.
1. Memorial University, Newfoundland
They have been a smoke-free campus for 2013 and extended their policy to include cannabis.
2. Douglas College, British Columbia
They introduced their smoke-free policy, which includes weed, just in September, one month before legalization.
3. Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
Dal has been smoke-free since 2003 and like other schools is extended that policy to weed.
4. McMaster University, Ontario
McMaster has been smoke-free longer than any other Ontario school so it's fitting that weed will be included in that ban.
5. University of Toronto, Ontario
In the heart of downtown Toronto, U of T has said that cannabis will be banned in campus buildings, residences, and on the grounds.
6. George Brown College, Ontario
As one of the more recent schools to ban smoking, George brown cracked down on smoking of any kind at the end of August this year.
7. Mohawk College, Ontario
They have already limited where students can smoke cigarettes on campus, but now they have banned marijuana altogether.
8. Carleton University, Ontario
Not only can you not grow or use weed on campus, but students living on residence also can't get it delivered there, meaning they're out of luck completely.
9. Algonquin College, Ontario
Algonquin College banned smoking of any kind on all of their campuses only weeks before legalization came into effect in Canada.
10. University of Calgary, Alberta
While students at this Calgary school are allowed to have a small amount of pot on them, they can't grow, use, or distribute it on campus.
These 10 schools who have banned cannabis only represent a sample of the universities and colleges who have also gone smoke or weed free in response to Canada's new weed legislation.
While more schools have banned weed than offering programs for it, with weed legalization being only a day old, there still remain a lot of possibilities for the future of cannabis education.