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University of Colorado Denver, Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor's Communiqué

Campus Policy on Marijuana, 12-12-12

​Dear faculty, staff and students,

The recent passage in Colorado of Amendment 64, signed into law by the governor on Monday, has raised some questions about the use of marijuana on campus.

We would like to remind the campus community that the amendment does not change existing University of Colorado campus policies that prohibit the possession, use and distribution of the drug by students, employees and all other visitors on university properties. 
The use or possession of marijuana is still not allowed on campus, or in the conduct of university business away from campus.
These campus marijuana policies comply with federal law, including the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. The acts require the university, as a recipient of federal funds, to take measures to combat the use of drugs and alcohol.
For more information about Amendment 64, please see the university’s Amendment 64 Q&A webpage.
Thank you for your continued adherence to university policy.
Don Elliman
Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver │ Anschutz Medical Campus
Lilly Marks
Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Colorado
Executive Vice Chancellor, Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado Denver

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