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The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Student Handbook 2019-2020

2.23 - OUHSC Controlled Substances PolicyUpdated: 9/16/2019

Acting or intending to act to illegally use, possess, sell, share, distribute, cultivate, manufacture or be under the influence of any state or federally controlled drug or substance is prohibited. This includes: possessing drug paraphernalia; inhaling or ingesting any substances (e.g., nitrous oxide, glue, paint, etc.) that will alter a person’s mental state; knowingly providing a location for individuals to possess or consume drugs, or knowingly being in the presence of drugs. Medical Marijuana: While the use of medical marijuana has been legalized in the state of Oklahoma, federal law continues to prohibit marijuana sale, possession and use. Therefore, the sale, possession or use of medical marijuana is prohibited on University property and at University-sponsored activities.

Students required to participate in learning experiences and/or clinical service at community-based hospitals, clinics, schools or other affiliated learning sites are expected to adhere to drug policies of that workplace. A positive drug test, to include the marijuana derivative (THC), may prevent the student from being eligible to fulfill such learning experiences and/or clinical service and, as a result, the student may be unable to advance in their OUHSC academic program. It is the student’s responsibility to know and comply with the policies of any facility where they are hosted as an OUHSC student through an educational affiliation agreement authorized by the OU Board of Regents.

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