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.
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.
Relevant University Policies
- Policy 10.2.11 University Code of Student Conduct
- Policy 10.2.14 Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy for Students
- Policy 20.1.22 No Smoking Policy
- Policy 30.1.12 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime and Statistics Act
- Policy 60.1.11 Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy
- Policy 80.1.2 Rutgers University Trademark Management and Licensing
- Policy 80.1.4 Endorsements, Sponsorships, and Advertising in and on University Assets and Communication Materials