Drug Policy and Laws

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NAU Policy

  • The possession, presence, use, sale, manufacture, cultivation, or provision of any type of illegal drug (barbiturates, opiates, marijuana, amphetamines, hallucinogens, etc.), or aiding in the use of such are not permitted in University housing and are violations of the statutes of the State of Arizona (Department of Housing & Residence Life Standards of Residence, 1.03-1)
  • The possession of drug paraphernalia (e.g., bongs, grinders, pipes, vaporizers, rolling papers, etc.) is not permitted in University housing and is a violation of the statutes of the State of Arizona (Department of Housing & Residence Life Standards of Residence, 1.03-3)
  • The misuse of controlled substances, including prescription drugs, by residents is prohibited. Controlled substances must be issued in the name of the resident and stored in resident’s assigned room when not in the resident’s immediate possession (Department of Housing & Residence Life Standards of Residence, 1.03-4)
  • Unauthorized use, sale, possession or distribution of any controlled substance or illegal drug or possession of drug paraphernalia that would violate the law is prohibited (Student Code of Conduct 5-308F.16)  

Arizona Law

  • NAU is considered a Drug Free School Zone
  • It is unlawful for a person to possess, use, sell or transfer drugs (marijuana, peyote, prescription drugs, dangerous drugs or narcotic drugs) or manufacture of dangerous drugs in a drug free school zone (ARS 13-3411 (A)(1-3))
  • A person shall not knowingly possess, use, administer, acquire, sell, manufacture or transport narcotic drugs (ARS 13-3408 (A)(1-7))   
  • A person shall not knowingly possess, use, administer, acquire, sell, manufacture or transport dangerous drugs (ARS 13-3407 (A)(1-7))
  • A person shall not knowingly possess, use, administer, acquire, sell, manufacture or transport prescription-only drugs (ARS 13-3406 (A)(1-7)).  This means it is illegal for a person to possess, use, or administer prescription drugs that were not legally prescribed to them.  It is illegal for a person to acquire prescription drugs that are not legally prescribed to them.  It is illegal for a person sell prescription drugs that were prescribed in their name to someone else.