Know your rights before you light

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Colleen Leary/PSU Vanguard

It’s here, it’s legal, it’s marijuana. Since the legalization in July of last year, dispensaries have been popping up left and right selling to those over the age of 21. Although some of us may feel as though we are now free to roam about the campus with Mary Jane, there are some caveats to keep in mind.

For all the ganjaprenuers and those purely interested in a second-hand high, join Student Legal Services on 4/20 as they talk about the ins and outs of the new laws in play. They will be discussing the difference between state and federal laws and how the legality of our doobie-ous friend affects housing and employment regulations (i.e., drug testing). Additionally, they will speak on the new expungement statute (say goodbye to previous records and hello to fresh papers) and of course they’ll cover the basic 101s you should know.

“The changing to the laws to open up recreational marijuana and the expungement statute, specifically, which allows for people to have certain possession charges removed from their record is really exciting. But to give a warning to folks to not overdo it because there are still housing and employment implications,” said a statement from Assistant Director in Student Legal Services April Kuspers.

The event will be held in Smith Memorial Student Union, room 333 at 2 p.m. Brownies will be provided.

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