U-Boulder Waives Dorm Requirement for MMJ Students
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U-Boulder Waives Dorm Requirement for MMJ Students
Posted by CN Staff on April 07, 2010 at 11:08:56 PT
By Brittany Anas, Camera Staff 
Source: Colorado Daily 
Colorado -- University of Colorado freshman Mattison Bills moved off campus midway through the school year because she wasn't allowed to smoke pot in her Baker Hall dorm room. Bills -- who said she secured a medical marijuana license to remedy her nausea -- said she sometimes broke the dorm rules because the drug helps her focus on schoolwork. She said she thinks CU should have designated smoking rooms for students who are legally allowed to smoke for medicinal purposes.
"I understood I'd be in trouble with the school, but I couldn't get in trouble with the cops," Bills said. With the boom in medical marijuana licenses, CU and other colleges across the state are ironing out rules for pot on their campuses. At CU, it's banned in the dorms -- whether or not student-residents have licenses. In fact, the university has, on a handful of occasions over the past year, helped freshmen find off-campus housing if they smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes, said Boulder campus spokesman Bronson Hilliard. Those students are waived from the CU requirement that they live on the campus their first year at school. CU's chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws suggests that the university offer campus housing for students with medical marijuana licenses, like the specialized dorms for engineering students. That way, students who smoke weed for medicinal purposes aren't deprived of the perks that come with living on the campus among their peers, said Alex Douglas, executive director of CU's chapter of NORML. "We want students to enjoy all aspects of college life," said Douglas, a CU student who lives off campus and has his medical marijuana license. "We don't want them to miss out on their freshman years." Ideally, he said, marijuana would be legal for all, and students could smoke in the dorms. He said he understands the fire-hazard concerns that campus officials have about smoking in the dorms, and he suggests that there be designated lounges. For Bills, living off campus has become somewhat inconvenient, she said, because she needs to shuttle back and forth to meet and study with her fellow freshman friends. She said she doesn't think students who live in the dorms should be forced to go off campus to light up because it can be dangerous for young women during night hours and the weather isn't always permitting. Hilliard acknowledged that the sudden onset of medical marijuana licenses complicates how the university approaches its drug policies. In Boulder County, about 2,000 people have medical marijuana licenses, making up 11 percent of the patients statewide, according to statistics released in the fall by the Colorado Department of Public Health. Hilliard said CU officials are concerned that allowing students in the residence halls to possess marijuana could cause them to be victims of robberies or burglaries. Marijuana is not allowed on the campus, said CU police spokeswoman Molly Bosley, and students with medical marijuana licenses must use the drug off campus in their private residences. In about 5 percent to 10 percent of the marijuana incidents on the campus, the people being questioned show medical marijuana licenses -- a trend that began emerging in 2009, she said. At Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado, marijuana is not allowed in the dorms or on the campus, spokesmen for the schools said. CSU spokesman Brad Bohlander said there have been discussions surrounding medical marijuana use by students and employees, but no policies have been adopted. Nate Haas, spokesman for UNC, said the campus continues to review its policies. Source: Colorado Daily (UC Edu, CO)Author: Brittany Anas, Camera Staff Published: April 6, 2010Copyright: 2010 Colorado DailyContact: editor coloradodaily.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #4 posted by tintala on April 07, 2010 at 18:48:05 PT:
The Industry has become a BOOM!
I grow for a dispensary in Boulder and with this BOOM in the mmj business in boulder has come a boom in growers too!
Once was the dead and silent grow store when you could get undivided attention, get advice, so forth... but in the last year, OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had invested in a grow store , the lines are out the door , they have added another register, and now.???? you have to wait in a que just to purchase a tiney little net pot.... omg, they have become so busy (grow stores) in Boulder , that it makes me sick to go in one now, puts me in a bad mood immediately. The lines out the door are the tell tale sign that the grow stores are making BEAUCOUP bucks! THe supplier wont admit they sell to cannabis growers and STILL stigmatize the word marijuana in the grow store. its' really pathetic. The grow stores would be nowhere without the cannabis growers ....the equipment manufacters need to start thanking the cannabis communities for their GREAT SUCCESS! HELLO SUNLIGHT SUPPLY????????????????? what the heck is wrong with you guys?
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Comment #3 posted by HempWorld on April 07, 2010 at 18:22:56 PT
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on April 07, 2010 at 12:38:40 PT
For some reason...
When I read, "Boulder County sheriff's officials tell the Daily Camera newspaper that pot possession is already a low priority but that officers will still pursue large-scale marijuana trafficking cases.", I thought immediately of Thunder Road. The Robert Mitchum Thunder Road. yeah. I know the reason.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on April 07, 2010 at 11:31:15 PT
AP: Pot Decriminalized in 3rd Colo. City
April 7, 2010Nederland, Colo. (AP) -- Voters in a Colorado foothills town have made it the third municipality to decriminalize pot possession.Nederland voters narrowly approved a measure Tuesday to waive criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults over 21. The measure passed 259 to 218 in results reported early Wednesday.Breckenridge and Denver have similar postures about marijuana possession. But decriminalization votes are largely symbolic; pot possession remains a state crime except for those with medical clearance for the drug.Boulder County sheriff's officials tell the Daily Camera newspaper that pot possession is already a low priority but that officers will still pursue large-scale marijuana trafficking cases.Copyright: 2010 The Associated PressURL:
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