Seattle University Student Suspended for Distributing Medical Marijuana Brownies

Last week, a student attending Seattle University was suspended from the fall and spring terms for selling medical marijuana brownies through her job at a dispensary. The student has decided to remain unidentified for now, but she did say that she was only selling her brownies to sick patients and only for the purpose of earning money to pay for her nearly $40,000 a year in tuition. She claims to have never sold to students or on campus.

Washington state has legalized the use of marijuana for both medical and recreational use, so the student wasn’t aware that she was doing anything wrong. The issue stemmed from one of her roommates selling one of her brownies to a freshman student who then got sick after ingesting it.

University administrators were then notified and the student was promptly suspended for a full academic year and lost her tuition. She will now be unable to graduate on time.

Seattle University does have a drug policy in place which states that it, “prohibits the use, possession and or distribution of marijuana on campus”. There university’s policy is in line with that of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.

Dean Forbes, a Seattle University spokesman said in a statement to The Huffington Post, “Universities must have policies in line with the federal Drug free Schools law or risk losing federal financial aid for its students. Universities are prohibited under federal law from discussing cases or actual facts regarding personal records of students.”

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