Drugs & Narcotics Policy

Summary of Michigan Law:
The possession, use or sale of drugs and narcotics, as specified by the State of Michigan and federal laws and regulations, is prohibited. Michigan law establishes the following minimum penalties for the offenses indicated:

Possession: Misdemeanor, up to one year in jail and/or $1,000 fine

Use: Misdemeanor, up to 90 days in jail and/or $500 fine

Distribution: Felony, up to two years in jail and/or $10,000 fine Manufacturing felony, up to four years in jail and/or $2,000 fine

Federal drug trafficking laws establish minimum penalties of five years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.

Alma College Drugs & Narcotics Policy:
Students found responsible for selling, manufacturing, sharing, purchasing or distributing drugs or any controlled substances including other substance not clinically distinguishable from them (i.e. imitation products such as bath salts and /or K2) on or off campus will be subject to immediate suspension from the college. The possession, use or sale of illegal substances and/or paraphernalia is not condoned by the college. Any individual(s) involved in such actions, on or off campus, will be subject to serious disciplinary sanctions such as probation, suspension, or expulsion and criminal arrest according to state law.

Any person taking prescription drugs or over the counter medication is personally responsible for ensuring that while taking such drugs or medications, they are not a safety risk to themselves and others. It is illegal to misuse prescription medication (i.e continue to use medication when the prescription is no longer valid, use prescribed drugs contrary to the prescription, and give or sell prescribed drugs to another person). Misusing prescription drugs can result in conviction with jail time.

For information on marijuana please see the Marijuana Policy.

Last updated 10/23/2017