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The Ithacan

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

The Ithacan

Editorial: Collegiate athletes should be able to live the high life

Editorial: Collegiate athletes should be able to live the high life

By The Ithacan April 19, 2023
While many states in the U.S. have legalized the recreational use of cannabis, college athletes are not allowed to consume it because of NCAA policy.
Binghamton-based businessman William Durham opened William Jane Dispensary, the first legal dispensary for people over 21 in Ithaca on March 16. While marijuana is decriminalized in New York, the college is still a federally funded campus, so students are not permitted to carry or use marijuana on campus. 

New dispensary brings cannabis to The Commons

By Ryan Johnson, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
Binghamton-based businessman William Durham opened William Jane Dispensary, the first legal dispensary for people over 21 in Ithaca on March 16.
Katie Newcomb, assistant director of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, said the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) requires federally funded schools to not only comply with the federal illegalization of marijuana and other drugs but also to run a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. 

Marijuana legalization will not affect campus policy

By Elijah de Castro, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in New York state March 31, but not much will change for Ithaca College students.
Jake Brenner, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science at Ithaca College, studied the potentially detrimental effects of Marijuanna farming in California, the state with the largest, and now legal, production of the plant.

IC professor examines detrimental effects of pot farming

By Sophia Adamucci, Staff Writer November 9, 2016
“I honestly don’t care if marijuana gets legalized, but I’m very concerned about when it gets legalized, that we’re ready to measure the impacts of it,” Brenner said.
Up in the air: Students consider smoke-free policy on campus

Up in the air: Students consider smoke-free policy on campus

By Silas White, Staff Writer October 6, 2016
Today about 11% of Ithaca College students are smokers. But recently, Ithaca College organizations have been pushing for a smoke-free campus.
Bring It On - Kendall Day 2016

Bring It On – Kendall Day 2016

May 8, 2016

On May 7, hundreds of Ithaca students and residents gathered on Kendall Avenue for Kendall Day. People drink, dance, smoke and socialize to celebrate the last week of the academic year.

High hopes for legal marijuana in Colorado and Washington

High hopes for legal marijuana in Colorado and Washington

By Kari Beal November 15, 2012
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington may force Mexican drug cartels to take a hit and bring money into the U.S. economy.

Video: Snap Judgment – Ithaca College policy on marijuana and alcohol

By Colleen GlennonKari Beal September 2, 2012
Ithaca College recently made the penalty for underage drinking equal to that of marijuana use. We asked students how they felt about this decision.
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