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Cannabis use is a personal choice, but it comes with risks and restrictions.

Learn before you use.

To reduce risk…

NOT TOO MUCH

Start small and take it slow. It’s hard to know how much THC you’re consuming.

NOT TOO OFTEN

Using frequently may increase harm to your physical and mental health.

AVOID MIXING

Mixing cannabis with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs can significantly alter the impact it has on you.

KNOW HOW TO REFUSE

Prepare a few stock phrases – as simple as “no thanks” or “I am finished for tonight.” Be polite, but firm. Repeat as needed.

ONLY IN SAFER CONTEXTS

Stay in the company of friends and use safe transportation.

Consider avoiding cannabis if…

  • You are under 25. The risk of long-term effects is greater.
  • You have a personal or family history of psychosis.
  • You are pregnant.

Using cannabis before class, while prepping for a test or doing coursework can affect your ability to retain information, concentrate and succeed academically.

Stay on your academic game!

Whatever you choose, know the rules in residence

Cannabis in residence

Usage
Don’t smoke, vape or otherwise inhale in residence or on residence property.
Cultivation
You are not permitted to grow cannabis plants in residence or on residence property.
Storage
You can store cannabis, cannabis products and equipment in your personal bedroom. But keep it in a sealed and labelled container to keep the smell in, and to avoid accidental consumption.

What’s in my residence contract?

Wondering what it says about cannabis in your Residence Contract? Here are the sections that apply.

Definitions from your contract
Cannabis
Cannabis has the same definition as in the federal statute “An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts”.
Cannabis product
A cannabis product is any substance that contains cannabis including without limitation cannabis leaves, seeds, hashish and their derivatives or any product (for example edible products, oil, lotions, tinctures) that contain cannabis.
Cannabis equipment
Cannabis equipment means any equipment or device used to prepare or consume cannabis products (for example bongs, vaporizers, scales, grinders, etc).
Federal Law
Federal Law means the Statute of Canada entitled “An Act respecting Cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts” and any other Canadian federal legislation regulating cannabis.
Provincial Law
Provincial Law means the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, the Cannabis Distribution Act and any other legislation of the Province of British Columbia regulating cannabis.
Winter Session and Year Round Residence Contract*

*Except Acadia Park, St. John’s College and Green College.

From Section 3.10A Cannabis Products in the UBC Student Housing Winter Session, Year Round and  Thunderbird Residence Contracts.

The following rules apply with respect to cannabis in student residence and on residence property:

  • All activities involving cannabis products (for example storage, consumption, acquisition) must be carried out in accordance with all Federal and Provincial laws and this Contract.
  • Where the provisions of this Contract are more restrictive than the Federal and Provincial laws or the general rules of the University of British Columbia regarding cannabis, then the provisions of this Contract prevail.
  • Notwithstanding section 3.27 of this Agreement, smoking, vaporizing or consuming a cannabis product through means of inhalation is prohibited anywhere on the residence property whether inside or outside of a building. If you are uncertain of the boundaries of the residence property please see the definition of residence property in Part 1 of this Contract.
  • The possession or cultivation of cannabis plants in your accommodation or elsewhere on residence property is prohibited.
  • Cannabis products must be stored: a. in your private space in your bedroom. For example – they cannot be stored in a shared fridge, freezer or cupboard; b. with labels clearly indicating they contain cannabis; and c. sealed in a container such that any smell is undetectable outside of your residence room or, in a shared room, by your roommates.
  • Cannabis equipment must be stored: a. in your private space in your bedroom. For example – it cannot be stored in a cupboard or closet; b. sealed in a container such that any smell is undetectable outside of your residence room or, in a shared room, by your roommates; and c. with labelling clearly indicating it is used to prepare or consume cannabis;
  • Failure to adhere to the provisions of this Contract with respect to cannabis may result in the assessment of standards points, the imposition of discretionary conditions, and/or eviction from residence. In particular failure to properly store or label a cannabis product or cannabis equipment leading to another person inadvertently consuming cannabis may result in eviction from residence.
Acadia Park Residential Agreement

From Section 35A Use of Cannabis in the UBC Student Housing Acadia Park Residential Agreement.

The following rules apply with respect to cannabis in Residential Premises and on the Residential Property:

  • All activities involving cannabis products (for example storage, consumption, acquisition) must be carried out in accordance with all Federal and Provincial laws and this Agreement.
  • Where the provisions of this Agreement are more restrictive than the Federal and Provincial laws or the general rules of the University of British Columbia regarding cannabis, then the provisions of this Agreement prevail.
  • Notwithstanding section 35 of this Agreement, smoking, vaporizing or consuming a cannabis product through means of inhalation is prohibited anywhere in your Residential Premises or anywhere on the Residential Property whether inside or outside of a building. If you are uncertain of the boundaries of the Residential Property please see the definition of Residential Property in section 1 of this Agreement.
  • The possession or cultivation of cannabis plants in your Residential Premises or elsewhere on Residential Property is prohibited.
St. John’s and Green College Contract

From Section 42A Use of Cannabis in the UBC Student Housing St. John’s College and Green College Residence Contracts.

The following rules apply with respect to cannabis at St. John’s College and Green College:

  • All activities involving cannabis products (for example storage, consumption, acquisition) must be carried out in accordance with Federal Law and Provincial Law and this Contract.
  • Where the provisions of this Contract are more restrictive than the Federal Law or Provincial Law or the general rules of the University of British Columbia regarding cannabis, then the provisions of this Contract prevail.
  • Notwithstanding section 42 of this Contract, smoking, vaporizing or consuming a cannabis product through means of inhalation is prohibited anywhere on the Residential Property whether inside or outside of a building. If you are uncertain of the boundaries of the Residential Property please see the definition of Residential Property in section 1 of this Contract.
  • The possession or cultivation of cannabis plants in your accommodation or elsewhere on Residential Property is prohibited.
  • Cannabis products must be stored: a. in your private space in your bedroom. For example – they cannot be stored in a shared fridge, freezer or cupboard; b. with labels clearly indicating they contain cannabis; and c. sealed in a container such that any smell is undetectable outside of your residence room or, in a shared room, by your roommates.
  • Cannabis equipment must be stored: a. in your private space in your bedroom. For example – it cannot be stored in a cupboard or closet; b. sealed in a container such that any smell is undetectable outside of your residence room or, in a shared room, by your roommates (if applicable); and c. with labelling clearly indicating it is used to prepare or consume cannabis.
  • Failure to adhere to the provisions of this Contract with respect to cannabis may result in the imposition of disciplinary or remedial measures by the Principal pursuant to Appendix II including eviction from residence. In particular failure to properly store or label a cannabis product or cannabis equipment leading to another person inadvertently consuming cannabis may result in eviction from residence.
RESIDENCE CONTRACTS

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