SWIC Cannabis Policy | Southwestern Illinois College

Six things you need to know about the Illinois Cannabis law:

Federal law still says cannabis is illegal

SWIC receives federal funds so the college has to be in compliance with federal laws on cannabis.

SWIC is a smoke-free campus

According to the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus act of 2015, recreational cannabis use will not be permitted in places where cigarettes or other smoking activity is prohibited, which includes state colleges and universities.

Prohibited in vehicles

The state law prohibits use of cannabis in your parked or moving car. College policy remains in effect too…which means cannabis, paraphernalia, products containing cannabis or CBD products containing THC are not permitted in vehicles on campus grounds at any time.

Living in college-run athletic housing

Cannabis, paraphernalia, products containing cannabis or CBD products containing THC are not permitted on any campus owned or operated facilities including college owned or leased housing for athletes. The state law may have changed, but college policy and the Student Conduct Code concerning cannabis use have not.

Financial aid is important to SWIC students

As a recipient of federal funds, SWIC must adhere to the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. If SWIC doesn’t comply with the law, federal financial aid for students could be in jeopardy.

Medical use of cannabis

There are no medical exemptions regarding cannabis use on campus. For questions regarding potential ADA accommodations, please contact the Disability & Access Center at ext. 5368.

Wellness Services

SWIC Wellness advocates are available to assist students with addiction and more.

SWIC Standards of Conduct

SWICs’ standards of conduct outlines what is considered a violation and the general corrective actions that may be taken by the institution.

Local, state and federal policy links