Marijuana & SUNY Brockport

Know the Facts

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You may not use or possess marijuana, medical marijuana, cannabis concentrates (edibles or THC oils) or marijuana 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 marijuana, cannabis concentrates or marijuana paraphernalia, if you are under the age of 21.  

Over 21

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

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Keep it off campus

Alcohol and marijuana/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 marijuana 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 marijuana/cannabis and its use.

You are part of the Brockport community

Federal laws prohibit the use, possession, and/or cultivation of marijuana 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 marijuana or more than twenty-four grams of marijuana concentrate.

Private residences only

You can use marijuana 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 marijuana

It is against the law to drive under the influence of marijuana. Open containers or partially consumed packages of marijuana 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 marijuana 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 marijuana/cannabis use or a friend’s marijuana/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 marijuana.
  • If you are over 21, you may only purchase marijuana or marijuana concentrates from a New York State licensed retailer.

Special Considerations for Non-U.S. Citizens

Immigration law treats all marijuana-related activity as a crime. Possession, use, and/or admission of marijuana 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!