Medical Marijuana for Student with Disabilities
Patients who reside in Pennsylvania may qualify for medical cannabis if they have a terminal illness or if they suffer from one of 17 medical conditions. However, marijuana is a prohibited substance federally under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Moravian University abides by the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments. Both Acts require that "as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education or state/local educational agency must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful manufacture, possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students." Please refer to the Moravian University and Moravian Theological Seminary policy at https://www.moravian.edu/drug-free.
Medical marijuana is not a reasonable accommodation under the ADA for students with disabilities, as marijuana is an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 812(c).
For further information, please refer to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program at https://www.pa.gov/guides/pennsylvania-medical-marijuana-program/.