Eastern Michigan University became the latest university to formally ban medical marijuana on its campus.
Despite state laws allowing those with medical marijuana cards to smoke the drug, federal law still lists it as illegal.
That makes it necessary for universities to ban it as well, university officials said, because EMU and other higher education institutions receive federal funds.
“State law conflicts with federal laws … which prohibit all drugs on campus,” said Bernice Lindke, EMU’s vice president for student affairs.
EMU regents made no comment as they unanimously approved the measure at a board meeting Tuesday.