3.13 Medical Marijuana

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 (“MMA”) legalized medical use of marijuana under state law for individuals who have a written certification of a qualifying medical condition from a physician and have registered with the Arkansas Department of Health (“qualifying patients”). Marijuana is still illegal under federal law. In addition, there are limits on the use and possession of medical marijuana by qualifying patients under state law. 

The following information is being supplied to address questions from employees and students about the use and possession of medical marijuana within the University of Arkansas System. Any questions that are not addressed here may be referred to Human Resources. 

The University is subject to and will continue to follow the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. The University will also follow applicable state laws and regulations. 

Medical marijuana in any form shall not be had or used on any University campus or owned or leased space, including campus housing, or at any university-sponsored events or activities. 

Updated August 2022 

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