Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs


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Cannabis and Campus

Be informed about the Canadian legalization of cannabis use on October 17, 2018.

As of June 1, 2019 the campus is moving to a smoke-free environment. This means that community members are not permitted to inhale, exhale, burn, carry, or possess lighted tobacco, cannabis or other herbal products, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco, hookahs or other products capable of being smoked, or to burn, vaporize or atomize any products for inhalation including tobacco or illegal substances.

For more information visit the Smoke-Free Queen’s website.

Similar to alcohol and other drugs, there are Queen’s policies and laws in Ontario about cannabis:

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Adults aged 19 and older can buy, possess, and use 30 grams of legal dried cannabis or equivalent.

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Inhalation or burning of cannabis is not permitted on university property in public areas. This includes vaping.

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Know where and when you can't use or be under the influence of cannabis, such as at work or while driving.

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Cultivating plants is not permitted on university property, including in residence.

Violations of Queen’s Student Code of Conduct will result in follow-up through the non-academic misconduct process.
Connect with a staff member about the Student Code of Conduct.

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Concerned for someone’s safety? Contact Queen’s Campus Security and Emergency Services:

For emergencies, call 613 533 6111 or 911
To make a complaint: Call 613 533 6733

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I want to apply for medical use accommodations.

I live off-campus and need to know my rights while renting in Ontario.

I would like to know the rules regarding cannabis use in residence.

I am an athlete and need to know about cannabis and sport.

  See the Risk and Safety Services website for more on how Queen’s University policies and guidelines on cannabis have changed.