NMC students, faculty, and staff:

I thank all of you who exercised your right to vote yesterday in our country’s mid-term election.  In Michigan, voters approved the recreational use and possession of marijuana covered under Proposal 18-1 and it will become law ten days after the Secretary of State certifies the election and changes the state law regarding marijuana possession in Michigan.

Please be aware of the following:

Proposal 18-1 does not change NMC policies or federal laws.  The use, distribution or possession of marijuana by students, employees or any person on college property or at college events is prohibited.

Using, distributing and possessing marijuana remains illegal under federal law.  NMC must comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.  As a recipient of federal funds, NMC takes measures to combat the use of drugs and alcohol.

Violating NMC policies may be grounds for discipline up to and including dismissal.  Thank you for continuing to adhere to college policy and federal law.

Timothy J. Nelson, President