Cannabis & SUNY Brockport

Know the Facts

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You may not use or possess cannabis, medical cannabis, cannabis concentrates (edibles or THC oils) or cannabis paraphernalia in any form anywhere on SUNY Brockport property.

Under 21

You may not possess, use, purchase, obtain, cultivate, process, manufacture, deliver, or sell or otherwise transfer cannabis, cannabis concentrates or cannabis paraphernalia, if you are under the age of 21.  

Over 21

You may possess and use cannabis and cannabis accessories only if you are 21 or older (and not on the SUNY Brockport campus). Buying or supplying cannabis or cannabis accessories to anyone under 21 is illegal.  

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Keep it off campus

Alcohol and cannabis can negatively influence academic success and personal well-being, and it is important to understand the policies and regulations concerning its use both on and off campus.

Before you consider using recreational cannabis in New York State, it is important to know and understand the facts and policies about its use. Similar to alcohol and other drugs, there are federal laws, New York state laws; and university policies regarding cannabis and its use.

You are part of the Brockport community

Federal laws prohibit the use, possession, and/or cultivation of cannabis at educational institutions. This applies to ALL SUNY Brockport students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors, or guests of the university.

Limited quantity only

You may not possess, use, purchase, process, or manufacture more than three ounces of cannabis or more than twenty-four grams of cannabis concentrate.

Private residences only

You can use cannabis at your private residence or on private property if the landlord or property owner allows it. Check your lease!

Never drive under the influence of cannabis

It is against the law to drive under the influence of cannabis. Open containers or partially consumed packages of cannabis cannot be kept in a motor vehicle, except in the trunk or a locked glove compartment.

Do not mail or bring out of New York state

Mailing or taking any amount of cannabis from New York is strictly prohibited and subject to serious penalties as this violates federal law.

Know your resources

There are many campus and off campus support resources. If you are worried about your cannabis use or a friend’s cannabis use you can make a free, confidential appointment with Hazen Counseling Center.

Take care of others

Drug overdose or alcohol poisoning is a medical emergency. Call 911 immediately!  The Good Samaritan Policy prevents you and your friend from being charged with a Code of Conduct violation if you seek help in an alcohol or drug related emergency.

Legal purchases/sales only

  • If you are not a New York State licensed retailer, it is illegal to sell cannabis.
  • If you are over 21, you may only purchase cannabis or cannabis concentrates from a New York State licensed retailer.

Special Considerations for Non-U.S. Citizens

Immigration law treats all cannabis-related activity as a crime. Possession, use, and/or admission of cannabis use (legal or illegal) by persons who are not U.S. Citizens (e.g. legal permanent residents, international visa holders, undocumented individuals, etc.) can result in harsh immigration consequences such as: revocation of status, deportation, denial of entry into the U.S., and inability to obtain future immigration benefits.

Note: all ports of entry into the U.S., including international terminals at airports, are on federal property where immigration and customs laws are strictly enforced.

This information is not to be construed as legal advice and is current as of April 1, 2021. Stay up to date by following any changes in the law!