Cannabis use at McMaster University

With the legalization of cannabis, the health and safety of faculty, staff and students remain a priority at McMaster University.

Educational resources and tools focussed on harm reduction are in development to guide the campus community through this change, and provide additional support where required.

McMaster will remain a smoke free campus and related policies have been updated to reflect the new legislation.


Tobacco and Smoke Free University Policy
Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities
McMaster’s Workplace Accommodation Policy

Coming soon — Fit for Duty Policy
Coming soon — Residence Agreement Contract 

Consuming recreational cannabis in the workplace is illegal and will continue to be after legalization on October 17, 2018. Please refer to the Tools and Resources, and Additional Support available below to learn and understand more about cannabis, the legislative changes, and what they mean for faculty, staff and students at McMaster.

Tools and resources:

Additional support: