LACOMBE, AB In light of the legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018, Burman University will continue to be a campus free of recreational substance use. Burman University will apply the following guidelines:

  • According to the Alberta Cannabis Framework and Legislation, public smoking or vaping of cannabis is prohibited “on school property”. The term “Campus” will refer to the interior and exterior campus areas of any Burman University building.
  • Consumption/ingestion of cannabis in any form is prohibited on Campus.
  • Possession or cultivation of cannabis plants will be prohibited anywhere on Campus.
  • The selling, distribution, serving, cooking, preparing, production and growing of cannabis will be prohibited anywhere on Campus.
  • Consumption, possession, or cultivation of cannabis on or off Campus may be grounds for the disciplinary process outlined under our “Substance Use” policy, which could include dismissal.

Burman University is an institution affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Adventist tradition includes abstaining from substances such as alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and any other drugs that could interfere with social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. The university wishes to continue the Adventist history of promoting a holistic lifestyle among its students.

Students must also note that the City of Lacombe prohibits smoking, vaping, or consuming cannabis in any public place, any place to which the public has access as of right or by invitation, expressly or implied. Furthermore, students under the age of 18 years cannot smoke, vape, or consume cannabis within the City via any means.

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