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Rules for Use on Campus

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 19 to possess, consume, cultivate or share cannabis.

The legal age to purchase and consume cannabis in the province of Ontario is 19 years.

Everyone on campus will be expected to abide by all federal and provincial laws regarding recreational cannabis cultivation, external linksale, external linkpossession, external link and use, external link.

 

Ryerson community members are reminded that: 

  • smoking and vaping of any substance inside enclosed Ryerson University buildings, including residences,
  • smoking and vaping of any substance within nine (9) metres of building entrances and exits, and
  • smoking and vaping of any substance within 20-metres of the Early Learning Centre (ELC) playground is prohibited, as per the Smoke Free Ontario Act, external link.

In addition:

  • smoking and vaping of any substance within nine (9) metres of loading docks, fresh air intakes, and compressed gas storage areas on Ryerson property, 
  • smoking and vaping of any substance in university-owned vehicles, and
  • smoking and vaping of any substance on the Ryerson Quad is prohibited, as per Ryerson's Smoking and Vaping Policy

The government has enacted the following rules for using cannabis - both medical and recreational - publicly. , external link

No. 

Ryerson community members are reminded that smoking/vaping any substance (tobacco, cannabis) inside Ryerson University buildings, including residences, and smoking and vaping within nine metres of building entrances and exits is prohibited, as per the Smoke Free Ontario Act, external link and  Ryerson's Smoking and Vaping Policy

For more information on residence rules and guidelines, PDF fileplease see the Ryerson Residence Community Standards.

No.

Students are not permitted to grow cannabis in Ryerson residences. The production of cannabis related products (edibles, use in baking, etc.) while in Ryerson residence is also prohibited.

For more information on residence rules and guidelines, PDF fileplease see the Ryerson Residence Community Standards.

Under our current processes, when employees or students require medical accommodation that includes the use of medical marijuana, the University reviews each case individually, under the direction of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Ryerson policies and procedures:

  1. For students, Ryerson’s Academic Accommodation Support (AAS), currently considers requests for use of medical marijuana on a case-by-case basis, following practices and procedures informed by SenatePDF file Policy 159.
  2. For staff and faculty, Workplace Wellbeing Services continues to assess all medical marijuana workplace accommodation requests through standard process, and reviews all requests as per the Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities Policy.

 

Ryerson recognizes and respects Indigenous ceremonial and cultural practices. For indoor campus locations where Indigenous ceremonial and cultural practices are to be carried out, three days of advance notification to Facilities Management and Development (FMD) is required.

If you suspect someone requires immediate assistance, please contact Ryerson Community Safety and Security

  • External phones: 416-979-5040
  • Internal phones: 5040
  • Email: security@ryerson.ca
  • Location: Victoria Building (VIC), 285 Victoria Street, 1st floor

For Students:

Student Health and Wellness provides a wide range of services to Ryerson students, including Counselling and Development, Health Promotion, and medical services for students seeking support.

Please visit Student Health and Wellness for more information.

 

For Staff and Faculty:

Workplace Wellbeing Services in Human Resources can provide strategic support to faculty and staff about cannabis awareness, making healthy choices, and access to various support services. Please visit Workplace Wellbeing Services for more information.

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a confidential and voluntary support service that can help you solve all kinds of problems and challenges in your life, including substance abuse and addiction. The program is administered by Shepell and services are entirely anonymous. Neither HR nor supervisors are privy to information regarding who has accessed the program.

Managing Misconduct

Ryerson's approach to managing cannabis on campus focuses on education and awareness. Security is on campus 24/7, and will ensure that community members are aware of and following the rules.

Everyone on campus will be expected to abide by all provincial regulations regarding recreational cannabis cultivation, external linksale, external linkpossession, external link and use, external link.

 

Ryerson's approach to managing cannabis on campus focuses on education and awareness. If a student, staff or faculty member were to violate campus rules related to cannabis, their behaviour would be addressed through Ryerson’s administrative policies. As such, outcomes are situational and behaviour based, and are not prescribed.