We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free campus and provide services to promote healthy, responsible lifestyles. All MTC students have access to a licensed professional clinical counselor through the Student Resource Center. Consultations with the counselor are confidential and free to students.
Effective as of September 8, 2016, the State of Ohio allows certain activities related to the possession and use of medical marijuana. However, the use and possession of marijuana, even for medicinal purposes, remains illegal under federal law.
As a recipient of federal funding, such as student financial aid and federal grants, Marion Technical College is required to follow federal law, including the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Drug-Free Workplace Act, and the Controlled Substances Act.
To comply with federal law, Marion Technical College prohibits the illegal use, possession, production, distribution, or sale of drugs, paraphernalia, or controlled substances while on College premises, in the conduct of College business, or as a part of any College activity. This prohibition includes medical marijuana, and its derivatives. Derivatives may include but are not limited to oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles, or patches. Sanctions for students and employees in violation of the College’s policies related to drug use or possession will be in accordance with the College’s code of conduct and applicable policies or rules.
Prohibition of marijuana on campus does not extend to legitimate academic use, sanctioned by the College and with proper licensure by an appropriate organization, for purposes of instruction, such as in the Criminal Justice program.
- ORC 3796.032 – Applicability to research and development institutions and organizations.
- ORC 3796.06 – Forms of medical marijuana.
- ORC 3796.28 – Rights of employer.
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