Substance abuse

A note about Washington State marijuana legalization

A voter approved initiative (I-502) regarding the legalization of marijuana in Washington State took effect on December 6, 2012. The passage of this law does not lessen the UW’s obligation to uphold the federal law which classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance. As a recipient of federal funding, the University will continue to prohibit the use and/or possession of marijuana on campus, including all University-managed residence halls and apartments.

Alcohol and drug education

Phone: 206.543.7259

Health and Wellness provides educational programs, consultation and resource referrals around alcohol and other drugs, combining evidence-based intervention and prevention practices to support the campus community.

For more information, contact Health and Wellness at or 206.543.6085. If you would like to schedule a presentation on alcohol or other drugs please contact Dr. Jason Kilmer at 206.543.7259 or email him at

Resources for addiction recovery support

UW substance abuse policies

Marijuana fact sheet