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Cannabis Information

Prohibition of Cannabis on Rutgers Property

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act decriminalized the possession and use of cannabis and hashish for individuals 21 years of age and over in the state of New Jersey. However, cannabis remains illegal under federal law and, therefore, is prohibited on Rutgers property

For Rutgers and other public universities, receipt of federal funds in the form of student loans, grants, and research support is conditioned on our compliance with federal drug laws. 

Resources

Rutgers Cannabis Decriminalization Impact Report

2021 Cannabis Decriminalization Impact Task Force Report
President Jonathan Holloway convened a universitywide task force to examine the overall impact the new state law would have on Rutgers operations. The task force released a report with its recommendations, including revisions to several policies to clarify the university’s position on cannabis use and possession. 

Read the Report

Cannabis FAQ



 

Relevant University Policies

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