BCIT Cannabis Use Policy
Institute Policy on Cannabis Use
BCIT students and employees should understand that cannabis use is prohibited on BCIT premises (with limited medically-associated exceptions) and that BCIT students and employees are prohibited from attending work, classes, practicums, BCIT-sponsored events, field trips, or volunteer activities (both on and off BCIT premises) while impaired by cannabis.
For more information, read our Institute Policy on Cannabis Use [PDF].
BCIT student responsibilities
Using or being under the influence of cannabis is prohibited while at classes, practicums, BCIT-sponsored events, field trips, or volunteer activities (both on and off BCIT premises). Situations where students are not following the expectations will be investigated and addressed under either the Student Code of Conduct (Non-Academic) (5102) or Student Regulations (5101) depending upon the circumstances.
Employees and students are responsible for ensuring that their ability to work without risk to his or her health or safety, or to the health or safety of any other person, is not impaired by alcohol, drugs or other causes.
If employees or students are impaired alcohol, drugs or other causes, where the impairment may create an undue risk to them or anyone else, they may be required to leave campus.
More information in relation about workplace impairment is addressed on our Safety Training page. BCIT New Employee and BCIT Supervisor training also address responsibilities in relation to workplace impairment. For more information, access our training resources.
More informationIf you have any questions please e-mail BCIT Safety, Security and Emergency Management or visit the BCIT SafetyWise App.
Students seeking accommodation for medicinal cannabis use please contact the BCIT Student Life Office - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees seeking accommodation for medicinal cannabis use please contact Human Resources - Guida Heir.