Medical Marijuana

Northern Arizona University prohibits the possession and use of marijuana on all of its campuses, including university housing. 

The provisions within Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-108 prohibits any person, including a medical marijuana cardholder, from possessing or using marijuana on the campus of any public university, college, community college or post secondary education institution.

Growing and using marijuana remains a crime under federal law, and federal legislation also prohibits any institution of higher education that receives federal funding from allowing the possession and use of marijuana. The university receives more than $44 million in federal grants and contracts and about $172 million in financial aid for more than 15,000 students.

The university continues to enforce its current policies regarding controlled substances and any students or employees who violate university policy prohibiting the use or possession of illegal drugs on campus will be subject to disciplinary and criminal action.

Campus Health Services will not be distributing medical marijuana nor will representatives be writing prescriptions for it.

Students with questions can contact Student.Life@nau.edu.