DETROIT (WJBK) - While voters have made marijuana legal, college students are being told to leave weed at home. In a statement, Wayne State University said that nothing has changed in regards to the use and possession of marijuana on campus.
"I think if the state of Michigan said it's okay and it's something that we voted on, then we should have our rights," said one student.
Cigarette smoking is also prohibited from the WSU campus.
"If you're not allowed to smoke cigarettes at Wayne State, then you shouldn't be allowed to smoke weed," said another student.
Michigan State University banned pot on campus as well, partially because they get money from the federal government and marijuana is technically still illegal.
With the approval, Michigan residents who are 21 years old or older will now be able to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana outside their homes. Inside their private residence, they can have up to 10 ounces of pot and could grow up to 12 plants.
The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act will regulate marijuana like alcohol and establish a regulatory system, allow people to grow their own plants, create a tax on marijuana sales with revenue that would go toward some of Michigan's needs, and decriminalize some marijuana-related infractions.
Oakland University was one of the first universities to release a statement following the election, stating that they adhere to the Federal laws that ban pot on college campuses.
Now smoking pot on campus might not get you prosecuted under the state law, but it could get you kicked out of college.