Medical marijuana will be off limits on Board of Regents run universities

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Board of Regents will ban the possession and use of medical marijuana at the six state universities.

Regents Counsel Nathan Lukkes says marijuana is still illegal under federal laws.

Lukkes says they could see their federal funding threatened.

Regent Tony Venhuizen says they should follow and not lead on this issue.

Lukkes told the board at their meeting this week that they can’t sanction use and possession of medical marijuana by anyone off campus.