Despite new local and state laws around legalization of medical marijuana, the University of Missouri will continue to honor federal law as it relates to medical marijuana. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and allowing use on campus could violate the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. Violation of this federal law could result in the loss of federal aid for the institution.
It is important that all Missouri S&T students clearly understand that use, possession, sale or distribution of marijuana in any form is prohibited on campus and during University sponsored activities and is a direct violation of the Standard of Conduct.
As an educational resource for students who are interested in learing more about ways to reduce risky behaviors associated with marijuana use, Missouri S&T Miner Wellness offers a Cannabis Screening and Intervention for College Students (CASICS). CASICS provides students with a structured opportunity to assess their own risk, identify potential changes, and help minimize risk of negative consequences.
The CASICS program consists of two 60-minute sessions spaced out over a two-week span. The first session includes screening, marijuana education, and goal setting. The second session provides personalized feedback about marijuana use, risk, protective factors, and consequences experienced, as well as norms clarification, ways to reduce future risks, and options to assist in making changes.
To sign up for CASICS, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Miner Wellness by phone at 573-341-4225.