Marijuana Legalization Initiative in Ohio

Bowling Green State University (BGSU), as a public, state institution, complies with the national Drug-Free Schools Communities Act and the Drug-Free Workplace Act which require a drug-free campus community as well as Department of Transportation regulations regarding Commercial Drivers’ License drivers.

While medical and recreational marijuana have been legalized under Ohio law, medical and recreational marijuana remain illegal under federal law.

As such, possession, use, or storage of controlled substances, including medical and recreational marijuana, by students, faculty, staff and visitors is prohibited:

  • On all BGSU campuses and premises;
  • At University-sponsored activities, events and programs, including travel; and/or
  • While engaged in University business/work.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Medical and recreational marijuana, even if legally obtained under state law, are prohibited on any campus premises.

Individuals found using or possessing medical or recreational marijuana will be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students or Office of Human Resources and may be found in violation of University policy which could result in disciplinary action.

You are responsible for determining where to use medical marijuana without violating the University’s drug-free policies.

There is not an automatic exemption from the University’s residency requirement. A student must submit a medical/disability accommodation request through the Office of the Accessibility Services for review and consideration.

Updated: 12/06/2023 01:12PM