TRU draft policy proposes ban on recreational pot use on campus

August 20, 2018

Thompson Rivers University’s draft policy on the use of alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco has listed recreational cannabis as “prohibited,” reports Kamloops This Week. The article further adds that medicinal use of cannabis is permitted provided that the user can produce a prescription from a “qualified physician.” Committee co-chair and trades instructor Pat Barringer expressed concerns about student safety around the use of marijuana and working with machinery in the trades building on campus. “The proposed policy is in keeping with our approach to foster a safe and healthy environment for all who are on campus,” said TRU spokeswoman Darshan Lindsay, “and that this environment supports the best educational opportunities for our students.” CFJC Today | Kamloops This Week